Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : February | Volume : 10 | Issue : 2 | Page : OD16 - OD17

Acute Myoclonic Jerk Terminated by A Simple Procedure A Case Report OD16-OD17

Manigandan Gopi, Aashish Arumugam

Correspondence
Dr. Manigandan Gopi,
33 B, Thesai Street, Walajapet-632513, Tamilnadu, India.
E-mail: lyfdiver@gmail.com

Myoclonic jerks are brief involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles. It is a medical sign and not a diagnosis of a disease. It occurs in number of secondary conditions like hepatic failure, renal failure, dyselectrolytaemia, etc in addition to the physiologic, epileptic, essential and psychogenic causes. Myoclonic jerks secondary to uraemia usually occur in the end stage renal failure and is resolved by renal replacement therapy. Here we report a case of uremic myoclonic jerk presented to our emergency department which occurred secondary to obstructive uropathy secondary to neurogenic bladder caused by old traumatic paraparesis and it was resolved by simple and timely intervention by bladder catheterization and it prevented the patient from going into uremic encephalopathy.