Risks and Dangers from Hyperekplexia and Other Startle Disorders

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


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.


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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