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Isolated Eye Lid Myotonia in a Child
Riaz Ahmed Syed, Mai Abou Seoud.
Department of Pediatric Neurology, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Abstract
A seven-year-old girl presented with inability to open her eyelids after instilling natural tear eye drops. Mother felt that the child was deliberately not opening the eyes. Electromyography (EMG) showed Needle EMG (electromyography) revealed short runs of myotonic discharges in the form repetitive muscle fibre after-discharges on tapping the muscle belly (dive-bomber phenomenon) of left biceps brachie, brachioradialis and rectus femoris suggestive of myotonia. She was diagnosed to have isolated eyelid myotonia.

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