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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. William Singer
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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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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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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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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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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

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How to tell if myoclonic jerks are a seizure my child has these all through the night some nights but how to tell what's normal from myoclonic epileps?

How to tell if myoclonic jerks are a seizure my child has these all through the night some nights but how to tell what's normal from myoclonic epileps?

Neurologist?: As a physician it is through the descriptions that the patient makes that one can start to determine if they are meaningful. I would video these movements that you have concerns about and show them to your physician or pediatric neurologist. This would be very helpful and then if necessary further tests can be done to determine if they are seizures. ...Read more