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What is Baltic myoclonic epilepsy?

What is Baltic myoclonic epilepsy?

  • Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: A rare inherited type of progressive myoclonus epilepsy which tends to cause symptoms during childhood. The involuntary muscle movements tend to occur more frequently and become more severe with increasing age. Symptoms may occur following various stimuli such as light, stress or exercise.

Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: Introduction

Types of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy:

Broader types of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy:

Who gets Baltic myoclonic epilepsy?

Racial predominance for Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: Finnish populations

How serious is Baltic myoclonic epilepsy?

Prognosis of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: The prognosis is quite variable. Some patients have their symptoms stabilize or even improve after a period of progression whereas others continue to have severe symptoms and die prematurely. Patients who respond favorably to treatment may have a normal life expectancy.
Complications of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: see complications of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy

What causes Baltic myoclonic epilepsy?

Causes of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: see causes of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy

What are the symptoms of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy?

Symptoms of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: see symptoms of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy

Complications of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: see complications of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy

Onset of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: Usually 6-15 years of age

Can anyone else get Baltic myoclonic epilepsy?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy

Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Baltic myoclonic epilepsy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Baltic myoclonic epilepsy.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Baltic myoclonic epilepsy: see treatments for Baltic myoclonic epilepsy

Name and Aliases of Baltic myoclonic epilepsy

Main name of condition: Baltic myoclonic epilepsy

Other names or spellings for Baltic myoclonic epilepsy:

Baltic myoclonus, Baltic myoclonus epilepsy

 

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