Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 358--360

Hirayama disease with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: A case report


Jin-Sung Park, Sung-Pa Park, Jong-Geun Seo 
 Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Jong-Geun Seo
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, 680 Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu - 700-842
Korea

Hirayama disease (HD) is rare, but benign anterior horn cell disease, predominantly affecting young men. One of the symptoms, besides weakness, is abnormal movement in the hand. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is one of the most common types of generalized epilepsies and can be recognized by a myoclonic jerk and electroencephalography (EEG) features. We report the case of a 19-year-old male who had HD, with unilateral abnormal movement in the hand, which was diagnosed as JME. We should consider performing an EEG in patients with HD, who present with atypical hand movements, in order to differentiate it from seizure.


How to cite this article:
Park JS, Park SP, Seo JG. Hirayama disease with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: A case report.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2014;17:358-360


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Park JS, Park SP, Seo JG. Hirayama disease with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: A case report. Ann Indian Acad Neurol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];17:358-360
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