Myoclonic seizures affect a small number of children and adults with
epilepsy of unknown cause (idiopathic). In children
and teens with
juvenile 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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerSteven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
Current as ofOctober 14, 2016
Current as of:
October 14, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Steven C. Schachter, MD - Neurology
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