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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0004-282X

Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.43 no.1 São Paulo Mar. 1985

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1985000100013 

Jactatio capitis nocturnus: registro de um caso em adulto

 

Sleep-related headbanging in adult: a case report

 

 

Rubens ReimãoI; Hélio LemmiII

INeurologista. Department, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, E.U.A
IIProfessor de Neurologia, University of Tennessee. Bolsa CAPES 3502/82

 

 


RESUMO

É relatado um caso com jactatio capitis nocturnus avaliado clinicamente e em traçados poligráficos em laboratório de sono. Suas manifestações atípicas consistem de: ocorrência esporádica na infância com piora progressiva na idade adulta, aparecimento específico no sono REM e acometimento de mais de um membro da mesma família.


SUMMARY

A case of an adult female patient with jactatio capitis nocturnus evaluated in a sleep disorders center is reported. The unusual characteristics included symptoms initiating in early childhood and becoming more frequent with age, specifically observed during REM sleep. The occurence in a 2-year-old son indicates the familial aspects of this syndrome.


 

 

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Trabalho do Neurodiagnostics Department, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, E.U.A.
Sleep Disorders Center, Baptist Memorial Hospital - 899 MadAson Avenue - Memphis, Tennessee, 38146 - U.S.A.

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