Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy
Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy: Introduction
Mediterranean 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.
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causes, and treatments of Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy is available below.
Symptoms of Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy: Complications
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Causes of Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy
- The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
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Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or ...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return.
A variety of...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis).
See symptoms of Vitamin...read more »
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Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy: Research Doctors & Specialists
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- Muscle and Orthopedic Specialists:
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- Neurology (Brain/CNS Specialists):
- Stroke & Vascular Specialists:
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Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy
Prognosis for Mediterranean 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.
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Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy: Broader Related Topics
Types of Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy
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Definitions of Mediterranean myoclonic epilepsy:
An autosomal recessive condition characterized by recurrent myoclonic and generalized seizures, ATAXIA, slowly progressive intellectual deterioration, dysarthria, and intention tremor. Myoclonic seizures are severe and continuous, and tend to be triggered by movement, stress, and sensory stimuli. The age of onset is between 8 and 13 years, and the condition is relatively frequent in the Baltic region, especially Finland. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp109-110)
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