Myoclonus

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Etiology

  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Epilepsy
  • Uremic or hepatic encephalopathy
  • Idiopathic
  • Drugs, eg, levodopa, alcohol, drug withdrawal
  • Lipid storage diseases
  • Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II (rare degenerative disorder)
  • Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • Spinal cord lesion (segmental myoclonus)

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Last updated: December 1, 2014