Myoclonus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: polygraphic and video-electroencephalography assessment of 109 patients.

@article{Binelli2010MyoclonusIC,
  title={Myoclonus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: polygraphic and video-electroencephalography assessment of 109 patients.},
  author={Simona Binelli and Pamela Agazzi and Laura Canafoglia and Vidmer Scaioli and Ferruccio Panzica and Elisa Visani and Giuseppe di Fede and Giorgio Giaccone and Alberto Bizzi and Orso Bugiani and Guiliano Avanzini and Fabrizio Tagliavini and Silvana Franceschetti},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 16},
  pages={2818-27}
}
We used electroencephalography (EEG)-polygraphic recordings to classify myoclonus in 109 patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) on the basis of its electromyography (EMG) pattern, time course, distribution, and EEG correlates. We recorded myoclonic jerks in 55 patients (50.4%), and we classified them as periodic myoclonus in 28, rhythmic in 13, and irregular in 20 (6 patients showed two types of myoclonus). Myoclonus occurred as a prominently negative event (interrupting the EMG… CONTINUE READING