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MYOCLONIC ABSENCE SEIZURE

Background/Interictal/Activation

Please refer to specific syndrome in which this seizure type occurs.

Ictal

Regular 3-Hz generalized spike-and-wave. EMG recordings from the upper arm show a constant relationship between the bilateral myoclonic jerks and spike-and-waves.

CAUTION Slow spike-and-wave (<2.5Hz) right arrow consider atypical absence seizures.

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