Skip to Content
Medical Term:

myoclonic astatic epilepsy


a petit mal variant characterized by atonic (drop attacks) and tonic or tonic-clonic attacks in neurologically disabled hemiplegic, ataxic children with mental retardation; characterized in EEG by 2-second spike and wave discharges; usually progresses in spite of medication.

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.