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Typical absence seizures of structural myoclonic absence epilepsy

Typical absence seizures of structural myoclonic absence epilepsy

Typical absence seizure of a child with symptomatic myoclonic absence epilepsy, at the age of 15 months. Note the marked rhythmic myoclonic jerks during the discharge. There is sudden recovery with a cry. Prognosis was poor. (Contributed by Dr. C P Panayiotopoulos. From: Panayiotopoulos CP. The epilepsies: seizures, syndromes and management. Oxford: Bladon Medical Publishing; 2005.)