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Epileptic Disorders

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 308–312 | Cite as

Perioral myoclonia with absences and myoclonic status aggravated by oxcarbazepine

  • Pascal Vrielynck
  • Nino Rostomashvili
  • Elodie Degroote
  • Sophie Ghariani
  • Kenou van Rijckevorsel
Clinical Commentary with Video Sequences
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Abstract

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 words

perioral myoclonia with absences idiopathic generalised epilepsy myoclonic status neck myoclonia oxcarbazepine AEDs aggravation 

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© John Libbey Eurotext and Springer 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascal Vrielynck
    • 1
    • 3
  • Nino Rostomashvili
    • 1
  • Elodie Degroote
    • 2
  • Sophie Ghariani
    • 1
  • Kenou van Rijckevorsel
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Neurologique William Lennox, Reference Centre for Refractory EpilepsyUniversité Catholique de LouvainOttigniesBelgium
  2. 2.Centre Hospitalier Régionalservice de pédiatrieMonsBelgium
  3. 3.Centre Neurologique William LennoxOttigniesBelgium

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