Startle disease - Hyperekplexia (two sibling cases)

Altunbasak S. , Baytok V.

SEIZURE, cilt.5, ss.313-315, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Two sisters aged 12 and 13 applied to our hospital with complaints of jerking tonic contraction triggered by sudden noise. Diffuse bilaterally polyspike-wave discharges appeared on waking electroencephalography and during that time a startle-induced tonic contraction was seen. Their neurological examinations and neuro-radiological imaging were normal except for hyperreflexia. We presented these cases because of being rare.