Myoclonic atonic epilepsy: another generalized epilepsy syndrome that is "not so" generalized.

@article{Zempel2014MyoclonicAE,
  title={Myoclonic atonic epilepsy: another generalized epilepsy syndrome that is "not so" generalized.},
  author={John M. Zempel and Tadaaki Mano},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2014},
  volume={82 17},
  pages={
          1486-7
        }
}
Myoclonic atonic/astatic epilepsy (MAE), first described well by Doose1 (pronounced dough sah: ), is a generalized electroclinical syndrome with early onset characterized by myoclonic, atonic/astatic, generalized tonic-clonic, and absence seizures (but not tonic seizures) in association with generalized spike-wave (GSW) discharges. Thought to have a genetic component that has proven to be complicated,2 MAE sometimes occurs in children who have otherwise been developing normally and has variable… CONTINUE READING

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