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Perioral myoclonia with absences

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Perioral myoclonia with absences

Clinical (sudden cessation of her activity, eyes opening and unresponsiveness from the onset of the discharge) and EEG features (regular 3 Hz spike and wave generalized discharge) of the absence are similar to those of childhood absence epilepsy. However, marked rhythmic perioral myoclonia (protrusion of the lips) was apparent in the video, and GTCS had started prior to absences. (Used with permission from: Panayiotopoulos CP. Perioral myoclonia with absences. In: Panayiotopoulos CP, editor. The Epilepsies: Seizures, Syndromes and Management. Oxford: Bladon Medical Publishing, 2005:324-7.)