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Myoclonic epilepsy in infancy

This 3-year-old boy with normal development had brief bilateral myoclonic jerks of the upper limbs. Benign myoclonic epilepsy in infancy was diagnosed, and valproate monotherapy led to a good outcome. (Courtesy of Professor Edouard Hirsch from: The Educational Kit on Epilepsies. Volume 2: Idiopathic Generalised Epilepsies With Myoclonic Jerks. Oxford: Medicinae, 2007.)