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A 73-year-old man with a history of hypertension and dyslipidaemia acutely developed brief and repetitive muscular jerks (about 1 min each) on the left side of the body. On admission, neurological and general examination were normal apart from continuous hyperkinetic movement. Several electroencephalographic recordings showed no epileptiform activity and non-enhanced brain CT was normal. Infective, inflammatory, metabolic and toxic aetiology were excluded. Neurophysiological characterisation of myoclonus showed a normal median nerve somatosensory evoked …
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