Epilessia con assenze miocloniche

Translated title of the contribution: Epilepsy with myoclonic absences

G. Rubboli, R. Michelucci, F. Valzania, C. Tassinari

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Epilepsy with myoclonic absences is an epileptic condition in which myoclonic absences represent the only, or predominant, seizure type. Myoclonic absences are characterized clinically by absence seizures associated with prominent bilateral rhythmic myoclonic jerks, superimposed to a progressively increasing tonic component. On the EEG, they are accompanied by 3 c/sec bilateral and synchronous spike-wave discharges. A variable evolution can be observed: in some cases, resistance to treatment and mental deterioration can appear. Epilepsy with myoclonic absences has been recognized as a specific syndrome and it has been included, in the International Classification of Epilepsies and Epileptic syndromes, among the cryptogenic or symptomatic forms of generalized epilepsies.

Translated title of the contributionEpilepsy with myoclonic absences
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)461-463
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number95-96
Publication statusPublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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