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What is Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg?

What is Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg?

  • Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: A rare genetic brain disease characterized by convulsions which become progressively worse. Modern treatment can have a big effect on the prognosis.

Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg, or a subtype of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: Introduction

Types of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg:

Broader types of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg:

Who gets Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg?

Racial predominance for Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: Finnish populations

How serious is Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg?

Prognosis of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: incapacitation by 20 years in severe cases, death in young adulthood
Complications of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: see complications of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg

What causes Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg?

Causes of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: see causes of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg

What are the symptoms of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg?

Symptoms of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: see symptoms of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg

Complications of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: see complications of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg

Onset of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: Usually 6-15 years of age

Can anyone else get Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg

Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg.
Treatments for Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: see treatments for Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg

Name and Aliases of Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg

Main name of condition: Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg

Other names or spellings for Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg:

Unverricht syndrome, Lundborg Unverricht syndrome, familial myoclonia, EPM1, PME, Epilepsy, progressive myoclonus 1, Progressive myoclonus epilepsybaltic myoclonic epilepsy, Myoclonic epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg, Epilepsy, progressive myoclonic type 1

EPM1, Epilepsy, progressive myoclonic type 1, Epilepsy, progressive myoclonus 1, Myoclonic epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg, PME, Progressive myoclonus epilepsybaltic myoclonic epilepsy
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Myoclonus progressive epilepsy of Unverricht and Lundborg: Related Conditions

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