A case of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus

Hodaka Ohta, Hideo Enoki, Makio Oka, Yoko Ohtsuka

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We report on a male infant with benign neonatal sleep myoclonus (BNSM). At 12 days of age, he began to have frequent myoclonic jerks in the lower and/or upper extremities during sleep. Myoclonic jerks appeared bilaterally/ synchronously and persisted for several minutes to 10 minutes. Both interictal and ictal EEG findings were normal. During follow-up, the patient did not take any medication, and his myoclonic jerks gradually decreased. They completely disappeared at 50 days of age. The patient's development was normal. BNSM is a benign disorder and myoclonic jerks generally disappear without medication. Early diagnosis is important to avoid unnecessary treatment. EEG-EMG recording is useful for diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalNo To Hattatsu
Volume38
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Parasomnias
Myoclonus
Electroencephalography
Upper Extremity
Early Diagnosis
Sleep
Stroke

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Ohta, H., Enoki, H., Oka, M., & Ohtsuka, Y. (2006). A case of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus. No To Hattatsu, 38(4), 283-286.

A case of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus. / Ohta, Hodaka; Enoki, Hideo; Oka, Makio; Ohtsuka, Yoko.

In: No To Hattatsu, Vol. 38, No. 4, 2006, p. 283-286.

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Ohta, H, Enoki, H, Oka, M & Ohtsuka, Y 2006, 'A case of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus', No To Hattatsu, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 283-286.
Ohta H, Enoki H, Oka M, Ohtsuka Y. A case of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus. No To Hattatsu. 2006;38(4):283-286.
Ohta, Hodaka ; Enoki, Hideo ; Oka, Makio ; Ohtsuka, Yoko. / A case of benign neonatal sleep myoclonus. In: No To Hattatsu. 2006 ; Vol. 38, No. 4. pp. 283-286.
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