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5 Facts you should know about

Hyperekplexia

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Individuals with this disorder have an excessive startle reaction (eye blinking or body spasms) to sudden unexpected noise, movement, or touch

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In the major form of HPX, the excessive startle reflexes to unexpected stimuli, especially auditory, are present from birth

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Another cardinal feature of major HPX is generalized stiffness immediately after birth

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The frequency of startle responses can increase with emotional tension, nervousness, and fatigue

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Symptoms include extreme muscle tension that can prevent voluntary movement and can cause the affected person to fall stiffly without loss of consciousness

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