Eyelid myoclonia with absences was described by P.M. Jeavons in 1977. We have singled out three pairs of monozygotic twins with such a specific form, four families with several cases of idiopathic epilepsy with the proband affected by this syndrome (both from the Data-bank of families and twins of the Multicentric Study of the Italian League against Epilepsy) and seven sporadic cases with this syndrome from the Epilepsy Center of Arezzo. On the basis of the clinic characterization, we conclude that Childhood absence epilepsy with eyelid myoclonia, because of the important finding of three monozygotic twins too, is an autonomous syndromic subform of epilepsy and it represents an useful model for molecular genetic studies.
|Translated title of the contribution||Childhood absence epilepsy with eyelid myoclonia: A syndromic subform|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology