Post-hypoxic intention myoclonus treated with 5-hydroxy-tryptophan and an extracerebral decarboxylase inhibitor.

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Post-hypoxic intention myoclonus successfully treated by long-term administration of the combination of 5-hydroxytryptophan and carbidopa is described. Persistent euphoria and diarrhoea were essential side effects. Methysergide (12 mg/day) blocked the therapeutic effect, indicating a specific serotoninergic function of precursor loading with 5… (More)

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@article{Magnussen1978PosthypoxicIM, title={Post-hypoxic intention myoclonus treated with 5-hydroxy-tryptophan and an extracerebral decarboxylase inhibitor.}, author={Inger J. Magnussen and Erik Dupont and Frode Engbaek and B de Fine Olivarius}, journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica}, year={1978}, volume={57 4}, pages={289-94} }