H number H00808
Name Idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGEs), including:
Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE);
Juvenile absence epilepsy (JAE);
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME);
Epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures alone;
Familial infantile myoclonic epilepsy (FIME)
Description Idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGEs) are the most common types of epilepsy in childhood and adolescence. Based on the main seizure type and age at onset, four classic subsyndromes exist: childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), juvenile absence epilepsy (JAE), juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), and epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures alone. Although autosomal dominant inheritance occurs in rare families, clinical genetic data indicate that complex inheritance involving two or more genes is likely in the majority of families.
Category Nervous system disease