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The 2001 classification subcommittee of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) proposed to 'group JME, juvenile absence epilepsy, and epilepsy with tonic clonic seizures only under the sole heading of idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) with variable phenotype'. The implication is that juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) does not exist as the(More)
Idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGEs) comprise at least 40% of epilepsies in the United States, 20% in Mexico, and 8% in Central America. Here, we review seizure phenotypes across IGE syndromes, their response to treatment and advances in molecular genetics that influence nosology. Our review included the Medline database from 1945 to 2005 and our(More)
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