J Korean Neurol Assoc.  1991 Jun;9(2):253-357.

A Case of True Myoclonic Epilepsy of Childhood

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Yonsei University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neurology, Choong Nam University, Korea.

Abstract

The myoclonic epilepsies of infancy and early childhood pose the most difficult problems in the diagnosis and classification of epilepsies because they are often confused with the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome sharing a number of common features. However, their correct differentiation is easily justifiable because some of the myoclonic epilepsies of early childhood have better prognosis than the Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. We experienced and treated a 4-year-old boy who had normal intellectual function but frequent myoclonic and generalized clinic-tonic-clinic seizures, which were successfully controlled by anti-epileptic drugs. Hence we report a case with brief review of literatures.


MeSH Terms

Child, Preschool
Classification
Diagnosis
Epilepsies, Myoclonic*
Epilepsy
Humans
Male
Prognosis
Seizures
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