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EPILEPSY, med. jur. A disease of the brain, which occurs in paroxysms, with uncertain intervals between them.
     2. These paroxysms are characterized by the loss of sensation, and convulsive motions of the muscles. When long continued and violent, this disease is very apt to end in dementia. (q.v.) It gradually destroys the memory, and impairs the intellect, and is one of the causes of an unsound mind. 8 Ves. 87. Vide Dig. 50, 16, 123; Id. 21, 1, 4, 5.

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Classification of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy data acquired through scanning electromyography with machine learning algorithms.
Taken together, the patient was diagnosed as a case of FLE with initial myoclonic epilepsy rather than late-onset JME, while the possibility of the coexistence of the two diseases was not considered.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Dravet Syndrome (Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
Levetiracetam Injection is used to treat partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures in patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
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Sophie was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in January 2014, which caused her to have irregular seizures.
Bernadene and PJ Byrne's daughter Ali, from Graiguecullen, Co Carlow, has progressive myoclonic epilepsy.
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a common idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome with the prevalence of 6 to 12% among all patients with epilepsy based on hospital and clinical records [1, 2].
Patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy tend to have similar or better quality of life scores in adulthood in comparison with patients with absence epilepsy except when there are comorbid psychiatric conditions, according to findings from a case-control study.
Previous research had shown that vaccination could induce the first seizures in children who were already genetically predisposed to go on to develop Dravet syndrome, previously called severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy.