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Glossary for Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Lafora body disease: A condition characterized by attacks of intermittent or continuous clonus of muscle groups
  • Lafora disease: A rare genetic disorder caused by the inclusion of a substance called Lafora bodies in cells throughout the body. The condition is progressive and causes progressive seizures and dementia.
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Unverricht-Lundborg disease: 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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