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Typical absence seizures in probably early onset juvenile absence epilepsy

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Typical absence seizures in probably early onset juvenile absence epilepsy

This 14-year-old patient had onset of absences at age 7 years old. During the absence, there is severe impairment of consciousness, continuous rhythmic eyebrow myoclonia, and irrelevant and incomprehensible vocalizations in the middle of the discharge. All seizures stopped when small doses of lamotrigine were added to sodium valproate. (Contributed by Dr. C P Panayiotopoulos. From: Panayiotopoulos CP. The epilepsies: seizures, syndromes and management. Oxford: Bladon Medical Publishing; 2005.)