Orphanet: Juvenile absence epilepsy

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Juvenile absence epilepsy

Disease definition

Juvenile absence epilepsy (JAE) is a genetic epilepsy with onset occurring around puberty. JAE is characterized by sporadic occurrence of absence seizures, frequently associated with a long-life prevalence of generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) and sporadic myoclonic jerks.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • JAE
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial or Unknown 
  • Age of onset: Adolescent
  • ICD-10: G40.3
  • OMIM: 607631
  • UMLS: C2930918
  • MeSH: C535495
  • GARD: 2162
  • MedDRA: -
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