Myoclonic seizures: Introduction
Myoclonic seizures: Abnormal electrical activity in the brain which results in brief sporadic muscle jerking involving part or all of the body. The jerks may be minor or severe enough to result in collapse or involuntary throwing of objects. The episodes may occur as a single even or in a series of events. Consciousness is not affected during the seizure.
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Symptoms of Myoclonic seizures
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Causes of Myoclonic seizures
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Misdiagnosis and Myoclonic seizures
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MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
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that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
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