Myoclonic Epilepsy Beginning in Infancy or Early Childhood Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 14, 2016
  • Author: Michael C Kruer, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Disorders that may be confused with myoclonic epilepsy include the following [9] :

  • Benign neonatal sleep myoclonus
  • Benign infantile myoclonus
  • Startle reflex
  • Tics
  • Stereotypies
  • Blepharospasm
  • Astatic seizures

Differential Diagnoses