Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a genetic form of generalized epilepsy presenting between ages 12 and 18 characterized by myoclonic seizures, generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and occasionally absence seizures in the setting of normal development and physical examination. Electroencephalography can be useful as an aid to the history and physical examination in diagnosis. The treatment consists of antiepileptic medications which are required for decades, possibly for life.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Movement Disorders|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2010|
- Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
- Valproic acid
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