Epilepsy & Seizures
Myoclonic absences are typical absence seizures with repetitive myoclonic jerks during the ictus. The classical type manifests with rhythmic jerks of the shoulders, arms, and legs with a concomitant tonic contraction during 3 to 4 Hz generalized spike-wave discharges. The jerks correlate with the spike and the tonic phase with the slow wave of the spike-slow wave discharge. This is the defining symptom of epilepsy with myoclonic absences.
Jan. 19, 2021