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Myoclonic status epilepticus: Video presentation

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  • Aman Badhwar BSc,

    1. Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    2. Department of Human Genetics, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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  • Auli Siren MD,

    1. Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    2. Department of Human Genetics, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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  • Eva Andermann MD, FRCP(C),

    1. Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    2. Department of Human Genetics, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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  • Frederick Andermann MD, FRCP(C)

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    2. Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    • Montreal Neurological Hospital and Institute, 3801 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2B4 Canada
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  • A videotape accompanies this article.

  • Presented in part at the Myoclonus Symposium, Atlanta, GA, October 2000, and at the Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Los Angeles, CA, December 2000.

Abstract

A young woman with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy had recurrent attacks of myoclonic status epilepticus related to a long history of limited compliance and irregular sleep. The diagnosis of this clinical pattern is based mainly on clinical description. A home video captured an attack. © 2002 Movement Disorder Society.

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