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Unverricht-Lundborg Syndrome (Disease, Unverricht)

An autosomal recessive condition characterized by recurrent myoclonic and generalized seizures, ATAXIA, slowly progressive intellectual deterioration, dysarthria, and intention tremor. Myoclonic seizures are severe and continuous, and tend to be triggered by movement, stress, and sensory stimuli. The age of onset is between 8 and 13 years, and the condition is relatively frequent in the Baltic region, especially Finland. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp109-110)
Also Known As:
Disease, Unverricht; Baltic Myoclonus Epilepsy; Unverricht Disease; Baltic Myoclonus Epilepsies; Diseases, Unverricht; Epilepsies, Baltic Myoclonus; Epilepsy, Baltic Myoclonus; Epilepsy, Mediterranean Myoclonic; Lundborg Unverricht Syndrome; Myoclonic Epilepsy, Mediterranean; Myoclonus Epilepsies, Baltic; Myoclonus Epilepsy, Baltic; Myoclonus, Baltic; Syndrome, Lundborg-Unverricht; Syndrome, Unverricht-Lundborg; Unverricht Diseases; Unverricht Lundborg Syndrome; Baltic Myoclonus; Lundborg-Unverricht Syndrome; Mediterranean Myoclonic Epilepsy
Networked: 7 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 0 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

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Experts

1. Holmes, David: 1 article (07/2015)
2. Staniforth, Rosemary A: 1 article (07/2015)
3. Davis, Peter J: 1 article (07/2015)
4. Waltho, Jonathan P: 1 article (07/2015)
5. McMahon, J T: 1 article (06/2001)
6. Abramovich, C M: 1 article (06/2001)
7. Cohen, B H: 1 article (06/2001)
8. Prayson, R A: 1 article (06/2001)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Unverricht-Lundborg Syndrome:
1. Cystatin BIBA
2. Phenytoin (Dilantin)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Cystatin CIBA
4. HomocystineIBA
5. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)FDA Link
6. Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiencyIBA
7. Lennox-Gastaut type Epileptic encephalopathyIBA
8. pentigide (HEPP)IBA
9. 5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolic acid (tetrahydrofolate)IBA