Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements

Inspiratory Myoclonus

Marieke C. Dekker, Kajiru G. Kilonzo, William P. Howlett, Mark Guttman, Esther Cubo

Abstract


Background: Movement disorders of respiration are rare and are restricted to a phase of the respiratory cycle.

Phenomenology Shown: The intermittent inspiratory myoclonus in this patient with post-anoxic encephalopathy is likely to be of brainstem origin.

Educational Value: Rare movement disorders can be identified even in remote areas of the world where access to neurological care is limited.

 


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