The myoclonus in corticobasal degeneration. Evidence for two forms of cortical reflex myoclonus.
The clinical and physiological characteristics of myoclonus in 14 patients with corticobasal degeneration are described. The myoclonus was focal, confined to one limb (usually the arm) and was most prominent on voluntary action or in response to sensory stimulation. On clinical inspection, the myoclonus appeared to occur at rest but EMG recordings revealed that apparently spontaneous myoclonus occurred only on a background of more or less continuous muscle activity (responsible for the rigidi...Expand abstract
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