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Myoclonic-astastic epilepsy

Disease definition

A rare epilepsy syndrome of childhood characterized by the occurrence of multiple different seizure types including myoclonic-astatic, generalized tonic-clonic and absence seizures, usually in previously healthy children.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Doose syndrome
    • EMAS
    • Epilepsy with myoclonic-astatic seizures
    • Epilepsy with myoclonic-atonic seizures
    • MAE
    • Myoclonic atonic epilepsy
    • Myoclonic-astatic epilepsy in early childhood
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Unknown 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: G40.4
  • OMIM: 615369  616421  618587
  • UMLS: C0393702
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 2169
  • MedDRA: -

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