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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Video-EEG study in an adult and a child with eyelid myoclonia with absences Volume 6, issue 4, December 2004

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  • Video-EEG study in an adult and a child with eyelid myoclonia with absences

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Epilepsy Programme, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, Department of Neurology, UAB Epilepsy Center, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, USA
  • Key words: Eyelid myoclonia with absences, myoclonic seizures, myoclonic epilepsy, idiopathic generalized epilepsy
  • Page(s) : 287-91
  • Published in: 2004

Two patients with eyelid myoclonia with absences (EMA) are described. Videotape of the eyelid myoclonia in one patient is presented. An interesting feature in one patient was the induction of clinical seizures only with daylight, and in another the presence of rare, focal, epileptiform discharges during drowsiness. Valproic acid only partially controlled eyelid myoclonia in both cases. Lamotrigine, alone or in combination with valproate, can be used as an alternative but was ineffective in our cases. [Published with video sequences].