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What is Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

What is Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: A form of epilepsy that occurs in teenagers and involves sudden muscle jerking and seizures which is especially common on awakening.

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

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: Introduction

Types of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy:

Broader types of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy:

What causes Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

Causes of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: see causes of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

What are the symptoms of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

Symptoms of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: see symptoms of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Onset of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: early adolescence

Can anyone else get Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy?

More information: see contagiousness of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
Inheritance: see inheritance of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
Treatments for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: see treatments for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
Research for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: see research for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Name and Aliases of Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Main name of condition: Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Other names or spellings for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy:

Janz syndrome, impulsive petit mal, myoclonic epilepsy of adolescence, Petit mal, impulsive, JME, EJM, Myoclonic epilepsy, juvenile, 1, Myoclonic epilepsy juvenile

EJM, JME, Janz syndrome, Myoclonic epilepsy, juvenile, 1, Petit mal, impulsive
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: Related Conditions

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