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Myoclonic Epilepsies (Myoclonic Encephalopathy) Summary

Description: A clinically diverse group of epilepsy syndromes characterized either by myoclonic seizures or by myoclonus in association with other seizure types. Myoclonic epilepsy syndromes are divided into three subtypes based on etiology: familial, cryptogenic, and symptomatic (i.e., occurring secondary to known disease processes such as infections, hypoxic-ischemic injuries, trauma, etc.).

Also Known As: Myoclonic Encephalopathy; Epilepsy, Myoclonus; Epilepsy, Myoclonic; Myoclonus Epilepsy; Myoclonic Epilepsy Show All >>

Networked: 522 relevant articles (23 outcomes, 27 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Myoclonic Epilepsies

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Valproic Acid (Valproate, Semisodium) : 7 outcomes 5 studies in 23 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. clobazam (HR 376) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 10 results : IBA
  3. etiracetam (levetiracetam) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 7 results : FDA 45 Generic
  4. stiripentol : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 10 results : IBA
  5. Lennox-Gastaut type Epileptic encephalopathy : 1 outcome 7 studies in 64 results : IBA
  6. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 9 results : IBA
  7. Bismuth : 1 outcome 1 study in 21 results : IBA
  8. Anticonvulsants (Antiepileptic Drugs) : 1 outcome 1 study in 19 results : IBA
  9. lamotrigine (Lamictal) : 1 outcome in 10 results : FDA 33 Generic
  10. Vigabatrin : 1 outcome in 7 results : FDA 2
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Diseases Related to Myoclonic Epilepsies

  1. Seizures (Seizure)
  2. Epilepsy (Aura)
  3. Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome)
  4. Absence Epilepsy (Absence Seizure)
  5. Generalized Epilepsy
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Key Therapies for Myoclonic Epilepsies

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  1. Ketogenic Diet : 1 outcome in 8 results
  2. Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet (Low Carbohydrate Diet) : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 1 study in 1 result
  4. Psychosurgery (Lobotomy) : 2 results
  5. Enzyme Therapy : 1 result
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