Suppression of myoclonus in SCA2by Piracetam

Anna De Rosa, Pasquale Striano, Fabrizio Barbieri, Arturo de Faco, Carlo Rinaldi, Tecla Tucci, Salvatore Striano, Alessandro Filla, Giuseppe De Michele

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We report on a 30-year-old patient with advanced cerebellar degeneration due to SCA2. He presented with severe myoclonus, which was resistant to conventional therapy and dramatically improved after administration of 12-18 gm/die piracetam. Piracetam may be considered in the treatment of refractory myoclonus in spinocerebellar degenerations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006


  • Myoclunus
  • Nootropic drugs
  • Piracetam
  • SCA2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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