Epilepsy with Myoclonic-Atonic Seizures

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What is the definition of Epilepsy with Myoclonic-Atonic Seizures?

Epilepsy with myoclonic-atonic seizures is a rare epilepsy syndrome of early childhood. It is characterized by seizures of many different types, most often myoclonic-atonic, astatic, or generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Seizures can be followed by drop attacks, which can lead to falls and injuries. ...

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What are the alternative names for Epilepsy with Myoclonic-Atonic Seizures?

  • Myoclonic astatic epilepsy
  • Doose syndrome
  • Epilepsy with myoclonic-astatic seizures
  • Epilepsy with myoclono-astatic crisis

Top Global Doctors

Pasquale Striano
Genoa, 42, IT
Renzo Guerrini
Rima Nabbout
Paris, 11, FR

Latest Research

Latest Advance
  • Condition: COVID-19 in persons with epilepsy (Coronavirus)
  • Journal: Epilepsy research
  • Treatment Used: Chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine therapy
  • Number of Patients: 746
  • Published —
The study researched the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine therapy for treating COVID-19 in persons with epilepsy (Coronavirus).
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome
  • Journal: Epilepsia
  • Treatment Used: Cannabidiol Effectiveness Relative to Concomitant Clobazam
  • Number of Patients: 714
  • Published —
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential impact of concomitant clobazam use on the effectiveness of cannabidiol treatment in patients with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Neonatal Seizures
  • Journal: Pediatrics
  • Treatment Used: Levetiracetam or Phenobarbital
  • Number of Patients: 30
  • Published —
This study compared the clinical outcome of using levetiracetam or phenobarbital to treat patients with neonatal seizures.
Latest Advance
  • Condition: Nonepileptic Myoclonus in Angelman Syndrome
  • Journal: Brain & development
  • Treatment Used: Perampanel
  • Number of Patients: 4
  • Published —
This study tested the effectiveness of perampanel for nonepileptic myoclonus in patients with Angelman syndrome.