| Status Epilepticus (Epilepsy)
| Coma management
| Epilepsy - General Management
| First Seizure
| Epilepsy in Pregnancy
| Febrile seizures
- Epilepsy worsens following the commencement of the wrong antiepileptic medication
- Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is a subtype
- Molecular level defect. Genetic.
- Low fit threshold
- There is often a family history.
- People with IGE have normal intelligence, normal neurological examination
- Seizures may be myoclonic (very brief isolated body jerks that tend to occur in the morning)
- Absence (brief staring unresponsive spells often with eye fluttering lasting seconds)
- Generalized tonic-clonic seizures and may have more than one type.
- May be exacerbated by sleep deprivation, stress, alcohol.
- hypnagogic myoclonus, which is a normal phenomenon.
- MRI - normal
- EEG often normal or may show various combinations of generalized spike-wave complexes, spikes, or polyspikes, sometimes triggered by flashing lights.
- Drug treatment is Valproate or lamotrigine.
- Avoid Phenytoin , gabapentin, carbamazepine, or phenobarbital as can worsen condition
- Epilepsy may settle with possible withdrawal of AEDs