Progressive myoclonus epilepsy PME is a group of conditions involving the central nervous system and representing more than a dozen different diseases. These diseases share certain features, including a worsening of symptoms over time and the presence of both muscle contractions myoclonus and seizures epilepsy.
myoclonic adult Symptoms seizures of
Brain imaging: A brain magnetic resonance imaging MRI or brain computed tomography CT scan can identify anatomical abnormalities that are characteristic of epilepsy syndromes. There can be just one, but sometimes many will occur within a short time. Myoclonic seizures are sudden, brief, involuntary, single or multiple jerks that are isolated or rapidly repetitive and of variable topography and pathophysiology.
Myoclonic adj. Schachter SC.