Implication of sensorimotor integration in the generation of periodic dystonic myoclonus in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).

@article{Oga2000ImplicationOS,
  title={Implication of sensorimotor integration in the generation of periodic dystonic myoclonus in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE).},
  author={Toru Oga and Akio Ikeda and Takashi Nagamine and Eriko Sumi and Riki Matsumoto and Ichiro Akiguchi and Jun Kimura and Hiroshi Shibasaki},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={1173-83}
}
To clarify the mechanism of periodic dystonic myoclonus in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), a 22-year-old patient with a clinical diagnosis of SSPE was electrophysiologically investigated. Involuntary movements consisted of generalized dystonic posturing which occurred quasiperiodically once every 4 to 8 seconds. Effects of sensory stimuli and voluntary movements were studied by means of polygraphic recording of surface electromyogram (EMG), scalp electroencephalogram (EEG), and… CONTINUE READING