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Myoclonic jerking: the myoclonic twitches or jerks are usually caused by sudden muscle contractions; they also can result from brief lapses of contraction. See detailed information below for a list of 21 causes of Myoclonic jerking, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Medical Conditions associated with Myoclonic jerking:
Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)
Symptoms related to Myoclonic jerking:
Alzheimer's disease (2 causes), Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease (CJD), Epilepsy (132 causes), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Lupus (14 causes), Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Progressive myoclonus epilepsy, Restless legs syndrome, Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
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