How is benign sleep myoclonus differentiated from neonatal seizures?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Raj D Sheth, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP  more...
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Benign sleep myoclonus

The clinician should be familiar with this benign condition, in which rhythmic movements (which occur only during sleep) mimic seizures. The condition can be alarming and may occur focally during nonrapid eye movement (non-REM) sleep. Video EEG monitoring shows no electrographic seizures.


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