Startle disease - Hyperekplexia (two sibling cases)

Altunbasak S. , Baytok V.

SEIZURE, vol.5, no.4, pp.313-315, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1059-1311(96)80027-6
  • Title of Journal : SEIZURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-315


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.