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Jpn J Psychiatry Neurol. 1992 Jun;46(2):293-6.

The seizure prognosis of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Abstract

Thirty-two patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) were studied to evaluate the seizure prognosis. The response to antiepileptic drugs was excellent in 68%, but the patients, who had much more focal discharges on EEG and were sensitive to neuropsychological EEG activations at the beginning of treatment, had an unfavorable outcome. A combination of absence seizure alone resulted in the excellent prognosis for both absence and myoclonic seizures, and a combination of generalized tonic-clonic seizure on awakening related to rare myoclonic seizures. These findings suggest that the outcome of JME would be predicted by the EEG abnormality and the combination of the other types of seizures, which are probably determined by the pathophysiology at the beginning of treatment.

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