Spinal muscular atrophy-progressive myoclonic epilepsy syndrome

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Spinal muscular atrophy-progressive myoclonic epilepsy syndrome

Synonyms: Hereditary myoclonus-progressive distal muscular atrophy syndrome | Jankovic-Rivera syndrome | SMA-PME

Spinal muscular atrophy-progressive myoclonic epilepsy syndrome is characterized by hereditary myoclonus and progressive distal muscular atrophy. Less than 10 cases have been reported. Treatment with clonazepam results in complete and lasting improvement of the myoclonus.

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