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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8423123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a genetically transferred generalized epilepsy that affects approximately 7% of adolescents and adults with epilepsy. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy always has a myoclonic component alone or in combination with generalized tonic-clonic seizure or absence seizure. The myoclonic component is most prominent on waking or in a drowsy state. The electroencephalogram may be normal between seizures. Life-long treatment with valproate is effective in more than 80% of patients. The author describes the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in a typical patient.
E M Kibria
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0098-6151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-25     Completed Date:  1993-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa.
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MeSH Terms
Carbamazepine / therapeutic use
Epilepsies, Myoclonic / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Valproic Acid / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
298-46-4/Carbamazepine; 99-66-1/Valproic Acid

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