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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Orpha number ORPHA307
Synonym(s) -
Prevalence Unknown
Inheritance
  • Autosomal dominant
  • Autosomal recessive
Age of onset Adolescence / Young adulthood
ICD-10
  • G40.3
OMIM
UMLS
  • C0270853
MeSH
  • D020190
MedDRA -
SNOMED CT
  • 6204001

Summary

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is the most common hereditary idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome and is characterized by myoclonic jerks of the upper limbs on awakening, generalized tonic-clonic seizures manifesting during adolescence and triggered by sleep deprivation, alcohol intake, and cognitive activities, and typical absence seizures (30% of cases).


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