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《Journal of International Neurology and Neurosurgery》 2007-01
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Clinical characteristics of benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy in three families

Long Li-Li, Xiao Bo, Wang Kang, Li Guo-Liang, Zeng Yi, Liu Wei-Ping. Department of Neurology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410008, China  
This paper retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 31 survivors from three families with benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy (BAFME). The ages of 31 patients ranged from 16 to 83 years (mean 45.9 years). The onset ages ranged from 14 to 46 years in family one, 15 to 39 years in family two, and 31 to 50 years in family three. There was no significant difference in the morbidity between men and women. Cortical tremors and myoclonus with or without seizures were presented as main clinical manifestations in the patients. The electroencephalography was performed in 28 survivors and 21 showed abnormal, manifesting with appearance of polyspike or spike-slow and sharp-slow complex waves. The somatosensory evoked potentials testing demonstrated typical giant potentials in 21 patients out of 25 survivors. Myoclonus or seizures could be controlled effectively with valproate.
【Fund】: 教育部高等学校优秀青年教师教学科研奖励计划基金(2001-182)
【CateGory Index】: R742.1
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