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Title: The Muddle of Myoclonus: Many Guises, 2 Disciplines, Consensus Needed.
Austin Authors: Van Der Veen, Sterre;Tijssen, Marina A J;Berkovic, Samuel F 
Affiliation: Department of Neurology (SVDV, MAJT), University of Groningen, University Medical Centre Groningen; Expertise Centre Movement Disorders Groningen (SVDV, MAJT), University Medical Centre Groningen
Expertise Centre Movement Disorders Groningen (SVDV, MAJT), University Medical Centre Groningen
Epilepsy Research Centre
Issue Date: Oct-2023
Date: 2023
Publication information: Neurology. Clinical Practice 2023-10; 13(5)
Abstract: Myoclonus is often approached in different ways by epileptologists and movement disorder specialists, leading to confusion in the literature. Multiplicity and inconsistency over the past 2 centuries resulted in a lack of precision and ambiguity of the terminology. We show that this is a current problem in which one phenomenon has been described with many terms and vice versa. Of more importance, we discuss the conceptualization of myoclonus from perspectives of both fields and focus on the borderland that exists, especially in the spectrum of cortical and epileptic myoclonus. By giving 2 examples, we illustrate the conundrum: the spectrum of progressive myoclonus epilepsies and progressive myoclonic ataxias and "cortical tremor" observed in familial cortical myoclonic tremor with epilepsy or familial adult myoclonic epilepsy. We attempt to facilitate to bridge these subspecialties and form the base for a uniform understanding to take this issue forward toward future classifications, discussions, and scientific research.
DOI: 10.1212/CPJ.0000000000200187
ORCID: 0000-0003-0698-2087
Journal: Neurology. Clinical Practice
Start page: e200187
PubMed URL: 37664134
Type: Journal Article
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