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Is benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy truly idiopathic and generalized?

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Jallon, Pierre
Published in Epileptic Disorders. 2009, vol. 11, no. 2, p. 132-5
Abstract Benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy is recognized as a generalized and idiopathic epilepsy by the International League Against Epilepsy. Unprovoked and reflex seizures have been reported in these patients. We describe a child diagnosed with benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy, whose strictly unilateral and localized reflex myoclonias broaden the clinical spectrum of this idiopathic and generalized epileptic syndrome, and raise interrogations about its underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. [Published with video sequences].
Keywords Diagnosis, DifferentialElectroencephalographyEpilepsies, Myoclonic/diagnosis/physiopathologyEpilepsy, Generalized/diagnosis/physiopathologyFemaleHumansInfantInternational Agencies
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PMID: 19470419
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Research groups Organisation et plasticité des réseaux neuronaux cérébraux (148)
Groupe Menache Starobinski Caroline (881)
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KORFF, Christian et al. Is benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy truly idiopathic and generalized?. In: Epileptic Disorders, 2009, vol. 11, n° 2, p. 132-5. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:3840

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