Myoclonus-Dystonia/Essential Myoclonus

K.J. Peall, E. M. J. Foncke, M. A. J. Tijssen

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Abstract

Myoclonus-dystonia (M-D, formerly known as 'Hereditary essential myoclonus') is a rare movement disorder characterized by myoclonic jerks and dystonic movements or postures. M-D has an autosomal dominant inheritance with reduced penetrance because of maternal imprinting and is caused by mutations in the ε-sarcoglycan gene (SGCE) on chromosome 7q21.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages248-251
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders

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Peall, K. J., Foncke, E. M. J., & Tijssen, M. A. J. (2010). Myoclonus-Dystonia/Essential Myoclonus. In Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders (pp. 248-251). (Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374105-9.00054-X