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progressive myoclonic epilepsies

Tuesday 3 January 2006

Progressive myoclonic epilepsies are rare, genetically transmitted diseases characterized by epileptic seizures, myoclonus, and progressive neurologic deterioration. Unverricht-Lundborg disease, Lafora’s disease, neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, mitochondrial disorders, and sialidosis are included in this group.

Etiology (Exemples)

- Unverricht-Lundborg disease
- Lafora disease
- neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
- mitochondrial oxydative chain diseases
- sialidosis

See also

- epilepsies