What is the recurrence rate of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) during adulthood?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The recurrence rate during adulthood for patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) is about 80-90% in 2 years, even in patients who have spent many years being seizure free on low doses of appropriate anticonvulsants.


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