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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Hereditary hyperekplexia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Startle disease, familial
  • Startle reaction, exaggerated
  • Exaggerated startle reaction
  • STHE
  • Stiff-baby syndrome
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  • I have been diagnosed with hyperekplexia. When I am startled, my right leg stiffens, causing me to fall. My doctor put me on Clonazepam, which worked at first, but now my symptoms have returned. Can you tell me what other medications might be used to treat this condition? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Startle disease, familial
  • Startle reaction, exaggerated
  • Exaggerated startle reaction
  • STHE
  • Stiff-baby syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.