Epidemiology of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

  title={Epidemiology of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.},
  author={Carol S Camfield and Pasquale Striano and Peter R Camfield},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  volume={28 Suppl 1},
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is a widely recognized presumed genetic, electroclinical idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome. The prevalence of JME in large cohorts has been estimated to be 5% to 10% of all epilepsies and around 18% of idiopathic generalized epilepsies but may be lower in some settings. There is a marked female predominance. However, some of the basic epidemiology of JME is not well known, possibly because the syndrome is not sharply defined. A questionnaire study about… CONTINUE READING


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