home : about us : ahead of print : current issue : archives search instructions : subscriptionLogin 
Users online: 1435      Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size Print this page Email this page
 CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-39

Sporadic hyperekplexia plus syndrome


1 Department of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra
Department of Neurology, Faculty Block, Neurocentre, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpn.JPN_170_16

Rights and Permissions

A disorder of infants and children with pathological startle response, features of other system involvement, falls, and stiffness with retained consciousness. It should be differentiated from conditions such as myoclonic epilepsy, psychogenic movement disorder, Isaac syndrome, Schwartz–Jampel syndrome, Gilles de la Tourette, and culture-specific startle syndromes such as jumping Frenchman of Maine. A 5-year-old child symptomatic with repeated falls spontaneously as well as by sound and activities since neonatal period. He was having hyperalert facies, intelligent, cooperative with mild dysmorphism. His investigations were noncontributory except giant somatosensory evoked potentials and skeletal abnormalities. He showed excellent response to clonazepam and no complications on withdrawing the antiepileptic drugs. Proper diagnosis is of great therapeutic relevance and is based on high degree of suspicion.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1159    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded51    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal