myoclonic epilepsy


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myoclonic epilepsy

[¦mī·ə¦klän·ik ′ep·ə‚lep·sē]
(medicine)
Recurrent irregular, arrhythmic clonic muscle spasms, usually occurring more frequently in the morning or on going to sleep and often associated with other types of seizures.
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Mutations of neuronal voltage-gated Na+ channel alpha 1 subunit gene SCN1A in core severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI) and in borderline SMEI (SMEB).
Joo et al., "Structural brain abnormalities in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy patients: volumetry and voxel-based morphometry," Korean Journal of Radiology, vol.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Dravet Syndrome (Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
Sophie was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in January 2014, which caused her to have irregular seizures.
Bernadene and PJ Byrne's daughter Ali, from Graiguecullen, Co Carlow, has progressive myoclonic epilepsy.
Charlotte Figi, born to Matt and Paige Figi was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome (severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy) when she was two years old.
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a common idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome with the prevalence of 6 to 12% among all patients with epilepsy based on hospital and clinical records [1, 2].
Patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy tend to have similar or better quality of life scores in adulthood in comparison with patients with absence epilepsy except when there are comorbid psychiatric conditions, according to findings from a case-control study.
Previous research had shown that vaccination could induce the first seizures in children who were already genetically predisposed to go on to develop Dravet syndrome, previously called severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy.
Objective To determine the clinical and electroencephalographic characteristics of patients with JuvenileMyoclonic Epilepsy (JME).Methods: In this descriptive case series study 60 patients of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) were included.