juvenile absence epilepsy


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ju·ve·nile ab·sence ep·i·lep·sy

a generalized epilepsy syndrome with onset around puberty, characterized by absence seizures and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. EEG often shows a greater than 3 Hz generalized spike wave pattern.
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Absences occur not only in Childhood Absence Epilepsy were it is the only seizure type of the syndrome, but occur in other types of of idiopathic not localisaton related epilepsy syndromes, like Juvenile Absence Epilepsy (JAE), Juvenile Myoclonic epilepsy (JME) and Eyelid Myoclonia with Absences (Jeavons syndrome).
The findings showed that when compared with patients who had been diagnosed with childhood or juvenile absence epilepsy (AE), those with JME in their mid-40s were as likely or more likely to have a college degree, steady employment, and full integration into their social context.
Key clinical point: Patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy generally have a long-term quality of life that is generally equal to or better than patients with childhood or juvenile absence epilepsy.