Hereditary myokymia and periodic ataxia.

  title={Hereditary myokymia and periodic ataxia.},
  author={D H VanDyke and Robert Griggs and Marguerite J Murphy and Martin Goldstein},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={25 1},
A kindred in which at least 11 individuals in 3 consecutive generations have continuous muscle movement, i.e., myokymia, and periodic ataxia, has been studied. Three patients, a 24-year-old woman, her 4-year-old son and her 27-year-old sister, have been studied in detail. The disorder is inherited as an autosomal-dominant trait and presents in early childhood with attacks of ataxia of 1-2 min in duration, with associated jerking movements of the head, arms and legs. Attacks are provoked by… CONTINUE READING


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