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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Generalized tonic-clonic seizures can occur in primary generalized epilepsy (now termed as Genetic Generalized Epilepsy) or in partial epilepsy where the seizures are secondarily generalized.
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In 1957 Janz and Christian were the first to observe that patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), a type of primary generalized epilepsy, were more likely to fall asleep later and get up later than their peers and suffer from prolonged morning drowsiness and are most active in the afternoon and evening time [8].
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