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Multifocal Myoclonus in Dengue Encephalopathy

Prathibha G Ashwathappa, Ipe Jacob, Guruprasad Hosurkar

Keywords : Dengue encephalopathy, Dengue neurological complications, Electroencephalogram delta waves, Electroencephalogram spike waves, Myoclonus, Orofacial dyskinesia

Citation Information : Ashwathappa PG, Jacob I, Hosurkar G. Multifocal Myoclonus in Dengue Encephalopathy. 2022; 1 (1):44-45.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10089-0012

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Introduction: Myoclonus is an involuntary, jerky body movement that is a sign of encephalopathy due to various underlying pathologies, one of which is dengue encephalopathy. Often, these movements are subtle and suppressed by the frequent use of sedatives and paralytic agents. Case report: A 67-year-old male diagnosed with dengue encephalopathy presented with involuntary jerky movements of his face, which were confirmed as orofacial multifocal myoclonus by electroencephalogram (EEG) studies. Conclusion: It is important to recognize myoclonic movements and look for an underlying cause.

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