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Epilepsies, Myoclonic MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Epilepsies, Myoclonic
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Scope Note
A clinically diverse group of epilepsy syndromes characterized either by myoclonic seizures or by myoclonus in association with other seizure types. Myoclonic epilepsy syndromes are divided into three subtypes based on etiology: familial, cryptogenic, and symptomatic.
Entry Term(s)
Benign Infantile Myoclonic Epilepsy
Cryptogenic Myoclonic Epilepsy
Doose Syndrome
Dravet Syndrome
Early Childhood Epilepsy, Myoclonic
Early Childhood, Myoclonic Epilepsy
Encephalopathy, Myoclonic
Epilepsy, Early Childhood, Myoclonic
Epilepsy, Myoclonic, Early Childhood
Epilepsy, Myoclonic, Infantile
Epilepsy, Myoclonic, Infantile, Benign
Epilepsy, Myoclonic, Infantile, Severe
Epilepsy, Myoclonus
Idiopathic Myoclonic Epilepsy
Infantile Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy
Myoclonic Absence Epilepsy
Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy
Myoclonic Encephalopathy
Myoclonic Epilepsy
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Benign Infantile
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Early Childhood
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Infantile
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Infantile, Benign
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Infantile, Severe
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Severe Infantile
Myoclonic Epilepsy, Severe, Of Infancy
Myoclonic Seizure Disorder
Severe Infantile Myoclonic Epilepsy
Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy Of Infancy
Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy, Infantile
Symptomatic Myoclonic Epilepsy
NLM Classification #
WL 385
Previous Indexing
Epilepsy (1966-1976)
Myoclonus (1966-1976)
See Also
NAV1.1 Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel
Public MeSH Note
2000; see EPILEPSY, MYOCLONIC 1992-1999; see EPILEPSY, MYOCLONUS 1977-1991
History Note
2000(1992) was EPILEPSY, MYOCLONUS 1977-1991
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Epilepsies, Myoclonic Preferred
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Early Childhood Epilepsy, Myoclonic Narrower
Epilepsy, Myoclonic, Infantile, Severe Narrower
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