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Is there a cure for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Gone with time
Most cases of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (jme) do have to remain on some medication for many years.
There are some cases where they are able to discontinue medication within a couple years of treatment. This is not a cure, but is a condition of resolution of the condition with time. There is no specific treatment that is designed to cure. Medications help control as well as good health habits.

In brief: Gone with time
Most cases of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (jme) do have to remain on some medication for many years.
There are some cases where they are able to discontinue medication within a couple years of treatment. This is not a cure, but is a condition of resolution of the condition with time. There is no specific treatment that is designed to cure. Medications help control as well as good health habits.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not cure, treatment
there is no cure for myoclonic epilepsy, but there are anticonvulsants that may be able to control it.

In brief: Not cure, treatment
there is no cure for myoclonic epilepsy, but there are anticonvulsants that may be able to control it.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
There is no cure, but with appropiate ant-convulsant medication, these seizures can be controlled.
There are no life-long diabilities with this condition, normal development expected.

In brief: No
There is no cure, but with appropiate ant-convulsant medication, these seizures can be controlled.
There are no life-long diabilities with this condition, normal development expected.
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Dr. Cristina Carballo
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