primary generalized epilepsy

pri·mar·y gen·er·al·ized ep·i·lep·sy

epilepsy without evidence of focal or multifocal central nervous system disease. Seizures are generalized from onset, both by EEG and clinical criteria. Often a pure genetic form of epilepsy.
See also: generalized tonic-clonic seizure.
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Valproate can be the antiepileptic drug of choice as it is one of the most effective agents for controlling seizures in patients with primary generalized epilepsy, said Dr.
Meador, "There is a subgroup of women with primary generalized epilepsy who may only respond to valproate.
Patients with refractory primary generalized epilepsy are going to end up on multiple medications--and one of them is often Depakote [valproate]," noted Dr.
The newer agents are indicated for add-on therapy of partial seizures, as well as for primary generalized epilepsy among patients who have weight gain or other difficulties with an older drug.
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: Characteristics of a primary generalized epilepsy.
On the genetics of the primary generalized epilepsy with sporadic myoclonias of impulsive petit mal type.
Neuron density in the molecular layer of the frontal cortex in primary generalized epilepsy.
In a study with 94 women with epilepsy and 23 control women, those with primary generalized epilepsy (PGE) who were also treated with valproate had a 55% prevalence of ovulatory failure, said Dr.
In a study with 94 women with epilepsy and 23 control women, those who had primary generalized epilepsy and were treated with valproate had a 55% prevalence of ovulatory failure, said Dr.
Among the women with seizure disorder, 59 had localization-related epilepsy and 35 had primary generalized epilepsy.
Similarly an MRI "should be seriously considered in any child with a significant cognitive or motor impairment of unknown etiology unexplained abnormalities on neurologic examination, a seizure of partial (focal) onset with or without secondary generalization, [or] an EEG that does not represent a benign partial epilepsy of childhood or primary generalized epilepsy, or in children under 1 year of age," the practice parameter states.