Family Studies on the Genetics of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (Epilepsy with Impulsive Petit Mal)

  • D. Janz
  • M. Durner
  • G. Beck-Mannagetta
  • G. Pantazis


The key to success in genetic studies seems to lie in defining simple clinical criteria which appear to be genetically homogeneous. With respect to epilepsy, which is certainly not a nosological entity based on one single criterion, the purpose is therefore to define clinical subtypes which are characterized by as few simple and calculable criteria as possible.


Febrile Seizure Generalize Epilepsy Absence Epilepsy Febrile Convulsion Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Janz
    • 1
  • M. Durner
    • 1
  • G. Beck-Mannagetta
    • 1
  • G. Pantazis
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurologische AbteilungUniversitätsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Freie Universität BerlinBerlin 19Germany

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