Le mioclonie palpebrali con assenze alla chiusura degli occhi. Una sindrome sottostimata?

Translated title of the contribution: Eyelid myoclonia with absences. An overlooked syndrome?

S. Striano, C. Nocerino, P. Striano, P. Boccella, L. Bilo, R. Meo, P. Ruosi

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Purpose. To evaluate prevalence of Eyelid myoclonia with absence (EMA) among Idiopathic generalized Epilepsies (IGE), and its clinical and evolutive characteristics. Material and method. Retrospective analysis of 2780 epileptic pts. Inclusion criteria: Eyelid myoclonia and microabsences, related to EEG generalized paroxysmal activity, and triggered by eye closure and/or intermittent photic stimulation. Results. 7.46% of pts. with IGE are classified as EMA. Female/male ratio is 1.7:1. Positive familial history is present in about an half of pts, with two pair of identical twins. Rare generalized tonic-clonic seizures occurred in most pts. Conclusions. EMA is a not infrequent IGE syndrome, and, possibly, underdiagnosed because of the paucity of clinical semiology and of the modification of EEG findings induced by AEDs. Video-EEG analysis is sometimes necessary for diagnosis of EMA.

Translated title of the contributionEyelid myoclonia with absences. An overlooked syndrome?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number113-114
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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