What are the variances in normal mu rhythm on EEG?

Updated: Feb 02, 2017
  • Author: Selim R Benbadis, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Asymmetry, unilaterality, or asynchrony of the mu rhythm is generally not abnormal unless associated with other abnormalities. Very high-voltage mu activity may be recorded in the central regions over skull defects and may become sharp in configuration, and thus can be mistaken for epileptiform discharges. [8] When mu rhythm is detected in an EEG, it should be verified by testing its reactivity.


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