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Hyperekplexia is a rare hereditary neurological disorder. Individuals with this disorder have an excessive startle reaction to sudden noise, movement or touch. There are other associated symptoms. Hyperekplexia may also be known as: startle disease, stiff baby syndrome, exaggerated startle reaction, familial startle disease. The Hyperekplexia Contact Group is a small group of families with affected children. The Group has the following aims.
- Provide a listening ear to other families.
- Raise awareness of hyperekplexia.
- Educate professionals.
- Keep up to date with current information and research into hyperekplexia.
Last updated on 21/07/2012
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