myoclonic astatic epilepsy

my·o·clon·ic a·stat·ic ep·i·lep·sy

a petit mal variant characterized by atonic (drop attacks) and tonic or tonic-clonic attacks in neurologically disabled for example, hemiplegic, ataxic children with mental retardation; characterized in EEG by 2-second spike and wave discharges; usually progresses in spite of medication.

my·o·clon·ic a·stat·ic ep·i·lep·sy

(MAE) (mī'ō-klon'ik ā-stat'ik ep'i-lep'sē)
A cryptogenic variant characterized by atonic (drop attacks) and tonic or tonic-clonic attacks in neurologically disabled children (e.g., patients with hemiplegia, ataxia) with mental retardation; usually progresses despite medication.
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Table 1 Type of Idiopathic Epilepsy Cases Percentage Idiopathic generalised tonic- 8 26.67% clonic seizures Idiopathic focal seizures 2 6.67% Absence epilepsy 3 10% Myoclonic astatic epilepsy 1 3.33% GEFS+ 1 3.33% JME 10 33.33% Idiopathic febrile seizures 5 16.67% n = 30 100% Table 2 Genotypes Cases Controls Total (%) [chi- P square] value C/C 18 24 42 (58.3%) 0.12 0.94 C/T 11 16 27 (37.5%) T/T 1 2 3 (4.2%) Total (%) 30 (41.7%) 42 (58.3%) 72 (100%) Table 3 Genotypes Cases Controls Total [chi- P value (%) square] GC/GC 9 15 24 (33.3%) GC/AT 15 21 36 (50.00%) 0.514 0.77 AT/AT 6 6 12 (16.67%) Total (%) 30 42 72 (41.6%) (58.3%) (100%)
Oscar has myoclonic astatic epilepsy. It is drug resistant, and doctors said surgery would only reduce the frequency of seizures.
Karen Gray, of Edinburgh, believes cannabidiol could be used to treat five-yearold Murray, who has myoclonic astatic epilepsy.
Key words: Dravet syndrome, epilepsy, infantile spasm, ketogenic diet, myoclonic astatic epilepsy
Doctors in August 2006 diagnosed Alex with a severe form of epilepsy called Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy, also known as Doose Syndrome.
Undefined SGE was present in 28 (37%), 32 (43%) had West's syndrome, 4 (5%) had Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and 9 (12%) had myoclonic astatic epilepsy. One child had Dravet's syndrome, and one child had partial complex seizures.
Myoclonic astatic epilepsy starts in previously healthy children aged 2-5 years old with repeating generalized tonic-clonic seizures accompanied by diffuse spike-sharp wave activity on EEG.
Sarah was diagnosed with rare Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy in July.