Perioral myoclonia with absences and myoclonic status aggravated by oxcarbazepine
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Perioral myoclonia with absences belongs to the “idiopathic generalised epilepsy syndromes in development”, currently not yet cited in the ILAE classification. This epilepsy syndrome is associated with a seizure type that appears to be specific. Here, we report polygraphic recordings of this seizure type in a young boy, previously misdiagnosed with focal epilepsy. EEG and clinical features were useful to differentiate diagnosis of his seizures from other absence or myoclonic seizures. Interestingly, some seizures were associated with neck myoclonia. Home video recording of myoclonic status aggravated by inappropriate treatment is also presented.
Key wordsperioral myoclonia with absences idiopathic generalised epilepsy myoclonic status neck myoclonia oxcarbazepine AEDs aggravation
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