Inspiratory Myoclonus

Tremor Other Hyperkinet Mov (N Y). 2019 Feb 18:9:625. doi: 10.7916/3qs5-cv76. eCollection 2019.


Background: Movement disorders of respiration are rare and are restricted to a phase of the respiratory cycle.

Phenomenology shown: The intermittent inspiratory myoclonus in this patient with post-anoxic encephalopathy is likely to be of brainstem origin.

Educational value: Rare movement disorders can be identified even in remote areas of the world where access to neurological care is limited.

Keywords: Inspiratory; Tanzania; diaphragmatic; myoclonus; post-anoxic encephalopathy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myoclonus / diagnosis*
  • Myoclonus / physiopathology
  • Respiration*