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MYOCLONIC ENCEPHALOPATHY IN NON-PROGRESSIVE DISORDERS

Mandatory seizures

Recurrent periods of myoclonic status epilepticus (subcontinuous myoclonic seizures interspersed with absence or myoclonic absence seizures) occur, with each episode lasting days-weeks. Myoclonic jerks involve the eyelids, face and limbs and are erratic (and may be subtle in young infants). The child may have reduced responsiveness, drooling, reduced mobility and inco-ordination at these times. Atonic seizures typically co-exist resulting in head nodding, or falls.

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