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The Twitch That Came Before 

The Twitch That Came Before
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The Twitch That Came Before
Author(s):

Gregory L. Holmes

and Peter M. Bingham

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190601508.003.0009
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date: 07 May 2021

A child’s first seizure prompts a range of historical, physical diagnostic, laboratory, and radiologic explorations to identify a cause. When, as sometimes occurs, all of these prove negative, a nuance of history, and an EEG, may point to a specific, epilepsy syndrome. Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a common cause of seizures in teenagers. Recognizing the condition will direct the evaluation and treatment plan. In some cases, Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy may remit.

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