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Risks and Dangers from Hyperekplexia and Other Startle Disorders

  • Frederick AndermannEmail author
  • Eva Andermann
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Abstract

While quite rare, startle syndromes represent a movement disorder emergency, due to the risk of apnea and sudden death in infants if the disorder is missed. Prompt recognition and treatment leads to improved quality of life in this unusual disorder.

Keywords

Down Syndrome Supplementary Motor Area Inhibitory Glycine Receptor Startle Disease GLYR Subunit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Montreal Neurological Hospital and InstituteMontrealCanada

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