A one-year-old male infant with sleep-associated febrile myoclonus

Michiko Torio, Masafumi Sanefuji, Toshiro Hara

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Febrile myoclonus is a benign neurological symptom induced by fever. The physiological mechanism is unknown. We herein report a 1 year and 7 months old male patient with intermittent jerks of the whole body during a high fever caused by acute otitis media. He experienced more than 50 jerks over a period of 2 days. The jerks appeared only during sleep. He showed no impairment of consciousness and no abnormalities in neurological examination, blood examination, electroencephalogram, or brain MRI findings. We diagnosed him with febrile myoclonus. The myoclonic jerks disappeared as the fever decreased without neurological sequelae. To the best of our knowledge, febrile myoclonus only during sleep has never been reported. To clarify the pathophysiology of febrile myoclonus, we should focus on the relationship between the myoclonus and the sleep/awake states.

ジャーナルNo To Hattatsu
出版ステータス出版済み - 7 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 小児科学、周産期医学および子どもの健康
  • 臨床神経学


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