Myoclonic epilepsy of infancy

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Synonyms: Benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy | Benign myoclonus epilepsy of infancy

A rare infantile epilepsy syndrome characterized by infancy-onset of myoclonic seizures in otherwise neurologically and developmentally normal patients. Jerks may vary in severity can be singular or occur in a series and occur spontaneously or (less commonly) after sensory stimuli. Seizures are self-limiting and remit within several months to years from onset although generalized tonic-clonic seizures or other forms of epilepsy may be seen later in life. Developmental delay and cognitive and behavioral difficulties have been reported in a considerable percentage of patients.

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