JME Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

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This is a common form of epilepsy typically beginning in early adolescence. It is characterised by myoclonic jerks on awakening, and sometimes can progress into generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Usually managed easily with low doses of anti-epileptic medication.

 

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