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Myoclonic absence seizure of unknown (idiopathic) cause (video-EEG photos) (Photo 1b)

1b shows another boy with a variability of typical myoclonic absence seizure while standing: synchronous with the generalized spike-wave discharge the upper part of his body and upper limbs including right leg rhythmically jerk with concomitant unsteadiness but no falls. During the event the body slightly turned to right and the head left. (Contributed by Dr Athanasios Covanis.)

Associated Disorders

  • Epilepsy with myoclonic absences
  • Facial (perioral and or eyebrow) myoclonia with absences
  • Perioral myoclonia with absences