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What is the definition of Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy?
Progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME) refers to a group of inherited conditions involving the central nervous system and representing more than a dozen different diseases. These diseases share certain features, including a worsening of symptoms over time and the presence of both muscle contractions (myoclonus) and seizures (epilepsy). PME is different from myoclonic epilepsy. Other features include dementia, dystonia, and trouble walking or speaking. These rare disorders often get worse over time. Many of these PME diseases begin in childhood or adolescence.
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What are the alternative names for Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy?
  • Progressive myoclonic epilepsy
  • Familial progressive myoclonic epilepsy
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Global Mitochondrial Registry to Define Natural History and Outcome Measures to Achieve Definite Trial Readiness for Mitochondrial Disorders

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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An Italian multicentre study of perampanel in progressive myoclonus epilepsies.