Approach to exaggerated startle reflex: A case of hyperekplexia minor

Haris Hakeem, Ramsha Khurshid, Fowzia Siddiqui, Danish Ejaz Bhatti

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A broad set of conditions may present with an exaggerated startle reflex in clinics. This, combined with the overall rarity of these disorders, may pose diagnostic uncertainty in the mind of the treating physician. Herein, we report a case of a patient who presented to us with the complaint of exaggerated startle reflex and outline a simple approach towards characterisation of these disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere232370
JournalBMJ case reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 23 2020


  • clinical neurophysiology
  • movement disorders (other than Parkinsons)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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