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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

ORPHA307
Synonym(s) JME
Juvenile myoclonus epilepsy
Prevalence Unknown
Inheritance Multigenic/multifactorial
or Autosomal dominant
or Autosomal recessive
Age of onset Adolescent
ICD-10
  • G40.3
OMIM
UMLS
  • C0270853
MeSH
  • D020190
MedDRA
  • 10071082

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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