Myoclonic seizures affect a small number of children and adults with generalizedepilepsyof unknown cause (idiopathic). In children and teens withjuvenile myoclonic epilepsy, the seizures seem to occur most often after waking up or while falling asleep.
During a myoclonic seizure:
Myoclonic seizures are almost always very brief.
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
Current as ofOctober 9, 2017
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