Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy starting in the eighth decade

Vanda Tóth, G. Rásonyi, A. Fogarasi, N. Kovács, Tibor Auer, J. Janszky

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Abstract

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) typically begins at age 10-17 years. We present two patients, with no previous history of epileptic seizures, in whom JME began after the age of 70. The clinical picture of these patients did not differ from "typical" JME except for the patient's age and age at epilepsy-onset. We suggest that not only symptomatic epilepsy, but also some idiopathic epilepsies, can begin or can be reactivated in elderly people. This may be more evidence that susceptibility to epileptic seizures is increased after 60 years of age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - szept. 2007

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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy starting in the eighth decade. / Tóth, Vanda; Rásonyi, G.; Fogarasi, A.; Kovács, N.; Auer, Tibor; Janszky, J.

In: Epileptic Disorders, Vol. 9, No. 3, 09.2007, p. 341-345.

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