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Doctor insights on: Myoclonic Seizures In Children

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What are myoclonic seizures?

What are myoclonic seizures?

Generalized Seizure: Myoclonic seizures are a type of generalized convulsive seizure characterized by brief, repetitive muscle contractions. (the prefix myo- means muscle.) they usually involve both sides of the cerebral cortex. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizure (Definition)

Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical ...Read more


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Tell me about myoclonic seizures?

Tell me about myoclonic seizures?

Brief jerks: These are brief, jerks that can affect arms, legs and the torso. They can be unilateral or bilateral. They are associated with a characterstic change on the eeg. They can be controlled with certain anti-seizure medications, for example, valproate, or levetiracetam. ...Read more

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What are causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are causes of myoclonic seizures?

Jerky movements: These are the typical jerky movements we get in our sleep, resembling a brief kick, or other sudden involuntary movement. ...Read more

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Do myoclonic seizures lead to proper seizures?

Do myoclonic seizures lead to proper seizures?

Myoclonic seizures: Myoclonic seizures are a form of primary generalized seizures. They do not lead to other seizures but the root cause of your seizures might. ...Read more

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What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

What are the causes of myoclonic seizures?

Too many causes: Benign myoclonus can occur in children and adolescents. Jme is fairly common in young people - especially girls. Severe metabolic disorders will cause myoclonus, and anoxic brain damage can also cause myoclonus. A severe complex seizure disorder can develop in children and young adults - lennox gastaut - that may cause severe episodes of myoclonus and drop attacks. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what's a myoclonic seizure?

Can anyone tell me what's a myoclonic seizure?

See below.: Someone having a myoclonic seizure has rapid, jerklike movements that can affect the face, arms, legs, and/or trunk. They can occur alone or as part of a mixed generalized seizure disorder. ...Read more

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Myoclonic seizures in 5yr old, what therapies are there for it?

Myoclonic seizures in 5yr old, what therapies are there for it?

Myoclonic seizures: Could be very chalanging; treatment depends upon the etiology of the seizure vlproate (vpa) lamotrigine (ltg) benzodiazepines (bz) clonazepam (czp) topiramate (tpm) levetiracetem (lev) zonesamide (zns). ...Read more

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I am a medical student. I would like to know the difference between clonic and myoclonic seizure.

I am a medical student. I would like to know the difference between clonic and myoclonic seizure.

Myoclonus : is a symptom of some epileptic and non epileptic syndromes ( eg Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, nocturnal myoclonus, etc) Because you are a medical student I would recommend you take 20 to 30 minutes to google both terms and if you end up spending 3 hours or more researching this I would be favorably impressed and say you are well on your way to becoming a kick ass doctor ! ...Read more

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Think my daughter having myoclonic seizures in sleep how will i no if she is?

Think my daughter having myoclonic seizures in sleep how will i no if she is?

Restless : Your daughter should be seen by a neurologist who will no dobt order an eeg to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long should myoclonic seizures last at night ? Are they dangerous or what are the dangers in 5 yr old and should I try to wake her i'm worried

Myoclonic seizures: Usually the seizures are blitz like lasting a matter of seconds. Occasionally they can spread over the entire body i don't think you have to wake her unless she is trashing around. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more