What EEG findings are characteristic of Unverricht-Lundborg disease (ULD)?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Eli S Neiman, DO, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Unverricht-Lundborg disease (ULD) (ie, Baltic myoclonus) is an autosomal recessive progressive myoclonic epilepsy syndrome. ULD is found sporadically worldwide, but is common in Finland. The myoclonus is severe and generalized seizures occur that are difficult to control. Progressive background slowing, generalized spike and wave and polyspike and wave complexes, and focal occipital spikes are found on EEG. [39]


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