Peri-oral myoclonia with absences with multiple facial and upper body myoclonia: Overlap epilepsy syndrome
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A 17-years old girl presented with an 8-year history of absences with peri-oral twitching, eyelid twitching and head nodding, with poor response to anti-epileptic drugs. Video EEG revealed ictal and inter-ictal generalized spike wave discharges, and absences with peri-oral (predominant), eyelid, neck and shoulder myoclonia. There was also prominent eye closure sensitivity. Conundrums regarding epilepsy syndrome classification and pathophysiology are discussed.
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