What are some generalized epilepsies and syndromes?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Generalized epilepsies and syndromes include the following:

  • Idiopathic, with age-related onset

  • Benign neonatal familial convulsions

  • Benign neonatal convulsions

  • Benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy

  • Childhood absence epilepsy (pyknolepsy)

  • Juvenile absence epilepsy

  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME)

  • Epilepsy with grand mal seizures on awakening

  • Idiopathic and/or symptomatic infantile spasms

  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

  • Epilepsy with myoclonic astatic seizures

  • Epilepsy with myoclonic absences

  • Symptomatic


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