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FOTO: PHOTOSAVVY
FOTO: PHOTOSAVVY

Rhythmic myoclonic jerks arising during sleep in the arms and legs of infants start on the first day of life and disappear by six months of age in most cases. In some cases, though, they may persist in the first year of life and extend up to 3 years. Jerks disappear when the child wakes up, which serves as a very useful feature in the differential diagnosis with epilepsy. Another important parameter is whether the electroencephalography associated with shocks is normal, with no evidence of paroxysmal activity.

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