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Eyelid myoclonia with absences related to epileptic negative myoclonus Volume 23, issue 6, December 2021

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(1) What are the characteristics of the epileptic syndrome, eyelid myoclonia with absences?

 

(2) What is the hypothesised pathophysiology of eyelid myoclonus with absences?

 

(3) What are the characteristic features of patients with epileptic negative myoclonus?

 

 

 

 

 

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Answers

(1) Eyelid myoclonia with or without absences, eye closure-induced paroxysms, and photosensitivity.

 

(2) The occipital area is the generator and subsequent activity in the frontal area may induce eyelid myoclonus.

 

(3) Interruption of tonic muscle activity, which is time-locked to an epileptic EEG abnormality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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