myoclonus epilepsy

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Related to myoclonus epilepsy: progressive myoclonus epilepsy
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Noun1.myoclonus epilepsy - epilepsy characterized by clonus of muscle groups and progressive mental deterioration and genetic origin
epilepsy - a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions
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Loss of function of the cytoplasmic isoform of the protein laforin (EPM2A) causes Lafora progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
Mutation spectrum and predicted function of laforin in Lafora's progressive myoclonus epilepsy.
Juvenile myoclonus epilepsy usually responds to valproate, and may require life-long treatment.