Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus: case report and follow-up of four members of an affected family.

Abstract

Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus (BNSM), characterized by myoclonic jerks of the extremities only in non-REM sleep, occurs in the first months of life with spontaneous disappearance within 3-4 months. We examined five siblings with typical BNSM, at the 3-10 years follow-up neurological examination. Psychomotor development, cognitive functions and EEG were completely normal. These cases confirm that BNSM is a self limited and nonepileptic disorder.

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@article{Vaccario2003BenignNS, title={Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus: case report and follow-up of four members of an affected family.}, author={Maria Luigia Vaccario and Maria Azzurra Valenti and Anna Carullo and Rossella Di Bartolomeo and Salvatore Mazza}, journal={Clinical EEG}, year={2003}, volume={34 1}, pages={15-7} }