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Juvenile absence epilepsy

Synonym(s) JAE
Prevalence 1-9 / 100 000
Inheritance Autosomal dominant
or Multigenic/multifactorial
Age of onset Childhood
  • G40.3
  • C2930918
  • C535495
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Juvenile absence epilepsy (JAE) is a familial partial epilepsy (see this term) with onset around puberty. It is characterized by sporadic occurrence of non-pyknoleptic absence seizures, frequently associated with a long-life prevalence of generalized tonic-clonic seizures and sporadic myoclonic jerks.

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