Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

myoclonus of infancy

My 1 month old son shakes in his sleep, and only in his sleep. never when he is awake. he shakes his hands and feet then he stops and does it again. he'll do it for about 30 mins - 4 hours. he doesnt stop . and this doesnt occur everytime he sleeps. its only every other day or so. what do you think he has?
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hi,

Thanks for writing in.
It seems that the child is suffering from benign myoclonus of infancy. The disorder is underdiagnosed and is often mistaken for epilepsy. It is characterized by rhythmic myoclonic jerks when the child is drowsy or asleep. EEG is usually normal during and after the episodes. The condition usually resolves on its own after a few months by age of 3 months and usually does not require treatment with anticonvulsants.
http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7396/975
Please wait and watch the condition should resolve on its own. Take care!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Looking for a Doctor?
Shop for health care like an expert. Find the best doctors based on reviews from patients like you.
Neurology Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1483811956
Blank
ON
1756321 tn?1499064984
Blank
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499305393
Blank
Queen Creek, AZ
Avatar universal
Blank
Trinity , TX