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2 Possible Causes for Frequent Falls with Preservation of Consciousness

  • Familial Cortical Myoclonus

    OBJECTIVE: Myoclonus is characterized by sudden, brief involuntary movements, and its presence is debilitating. We identified a family suffering from adult onset, cortical myoclonus without associated seizures. We performed clinical, electrophysiological, and genetic studies to define this phenotype. METHODS: A large,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Catatonia

    In addition, certain supportive features for DLB include frequent falls/syncope, unexplained loss of consciousness, autonomic dysfunction, nonvisual hallucinations, systematic[jgmh.org] […] delusions, depression, preservation of medical temporal lobes on imaging, low uptake meta-iodo-benzyl-guanidine in myocardial scintigraphy, and slow-wave activity on EEG[jgmh.org]

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