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epilepsy with myoclonic absences


Definition: a form of generalized epilepsy characterized by absence seizures, severe bilateral rhythmic clonic jerks often associated with tonic contraction, and a 3-Hz spike and wave pattern found on an EEG. Age of onset is usually around 7 years and males are more often affected.

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