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Auditory and emotion-sensitive jerks in a patient with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis Article à paraître

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Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, 226014 India
* Correspondence: Ruchika Tandon Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow 226014, India

Stimulus-sensitive myoclonus is a known feature of progressive myoclonic epilepsies, although the types of stimuli may differ in these disorders [1]. Myoclonus in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is, however, characteristically, non-stimulus-sensitive [2]. We describe a young boy in whom sound and emotional stimuli provoked myoclonic jerks, who was positive for measles antibodies. A nine-year-old boy presented with altered behaviour including inappropriate laughing, irritability and crying, [...]