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The history of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
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PMID:  23756475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) has been the subject of intensive research over the past 25years. It was discovered stepwise in Switzerland and France in the 19th century, adequately described in Germany and Uruguay in the 1950s, and rediscovered in North America in the early 1980s. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy represents the most common idiopathic epilepsy syndrome. As a tribute to the primary author of the first extensive and detailed clinical description of JME, it is also called the Janz syndrome. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is an archetypical epileptic syndrome, with a fairly homogenous presentation and a still largely unknown etiology. Its clinical spectrum now includes cognitive and psychiatric symptoms as significant copathologies, and the elucidation of its probably multiple genetic mechanisms is an ongoing process. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy may not qualify as a "benign" epilepsy, but seizures in most patients can be managed adequately and patients will not suffer severe limitations in their lifetime expectations. This article is part of a supplemental special issue entitled Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy: What is it Really?
Pierre Genton; Philippe Gelisse
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  28 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S2-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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