Epilepsy juvenile absence


Epilepsy juvenile absence: A rare form of epilepsy that occurs around the time of puberty. Generalized tonic-clonic seizures occur when waking up and myoclonic seizures can also occur.


The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Epilepsy juvenile absence includes the 2 symptoms listed below: * Absence seizures * Generalized tonic-clonic seizures


Early detection and treatment of patients with absences can be a means of secondary prevention of convulsive seizures.


The phrase "signs of Epilepsy juvenile absence" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Epilepsy juvenile absence that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Epilepsy juvenile absence" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Epilepsy juvenile absence. The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Epilepsy juvenile absence. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Epilepsy juvenile absence has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Epilepsy juvenile absence signs or Epilepsy juvenile absence symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Epilepsy juvenile absence may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Epilepsy juvenile absence symptoms.


The response to therapy is good. Approximately 82% of cases will become seizure-free with the traditional anti-absence drugs such as succinimides and valproate (Wolf and Inoue 1984). With the advent of lamotrigine this figure should have improved. Factors associated with suboptimal control include absences with mild clonic components, more than 10 generalized tonic-clonic seizures, generalized tonic-clonic seizures during sleep and at random, history of absence status, developmental delay, mental retardation, spike-wave bursts of more than 5 seconds, asymmetry of spike-waves, persistance of absences beyond age 25, and persistance of absences for more than 12 years (Wolf and Inoue 1984). An attempt at meta-analysis of reports on the outcome of absence epilepsy was undertaken. Juvenile absence epilepsy was not seperated from other absence epilepsies, and a high variation of results was noted (Bouma et al 1996).


The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Epilepsy juvenile absence includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans. * Anti-seizure medication e.g. depakote