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Benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy

Disease definition

Benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy (BAFME) is an inherited epileptic syndrome characterized by cortical hand tremors, myoclonic jerks and occasional generalized or focal seizures with a non-progressive or very slowly progressive disease course, and no signs of early dementia or cerebellar ataxia.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • ADCME
    • Autosomal dominant cortical myoclonus and epilepsy
    • BAFME
    • Benign adult familial myoclonus epilepsy
    • FAME
    • FCMTE
    • Familial adult myoclonic epilepsy
    • Familial cortical myoclonic tremor and epilepsy
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: G40.3
  • ICD-11: 8A61.32
  • OMIM: 601068  607876  613608  615127  615400
  • UMLS: C4273988
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -
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