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Myoclonic seizures

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myoclonic seizures is available below.

Symptoms of Myoclonic seizures

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Causes of Myoclonic seizures

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Myoclonic seizures: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Myoclonic seizures

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin more »

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