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Myoclonic seizures affect a small number of children and adults with generalized epilepsy of unknown cause. In children and teens with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, the seizures seem to occur most often after waking up or while falling asleep.
During a myoclonic seizure:
Myoclonic seizures are almost always very brief.
Current as of: December 13, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Steven C. Schachter MD - Neurology
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