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Benign Myoclonus of Early Infancy

What, if any, difference is there between Benign Myoclonus of Early Infancy and Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy?  I have read several articles that give very different prognosis and treatment between the two.  Are these two diagnosis the same?  My daughter was diagnosed with Benign Myoclonus of Early Infancy and the neurologist said she didn't need treatment and her shuddering and myclonic jerks would resolve on their own.  I have since read several articles that say Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy needs to be treated and the prognosis is not very good because the long term consequences involve mental illness and low IQ or mental retardation.

My daughter had a 48 hour video EEG, MRI, and CAT Scan - all of which were considered normal.
Amy    
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