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Myoclonus

 

Myoclonus is one of a group of Movement Disorders which also includes Tourette Syndrome.

 

Myoclonus is a very bothersome involuntary movement disorder.  This is a jerking, very rapid, shock-like movement.  Myoclonus may occur in any body part and greatly interferes with activity.  For instance, if a child were trying to hold a pen, the myoclonus movement may cause the pen to fly out the child’s hand.  It is not suppressible and there is no urge or warning.  This is a very rare condition and has many causes.

 

Myoclonus is not known to be linked to Tourette Syndrome.

 

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