CLINICAL MANAGEMENT GUIDELINE

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

ICD10: Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes [G40.3]

Treatment: Controlling Seizures

It is the most common cause of Epilepsy in Adolescents. It usually has one or more of the following: Myoclonic Seizures, Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizure, and/or Absence Seizure.

Supporting factors for this diagnosis:

  1. Normal intelligence
  2. Onset around adolescence
  3. Family history of the condition.

Clinical Goals are: 1- Seizures 2- Reassuring EEG

Treatments

Level 1 / 3
pharmacological
Valproate
ROUTE
Oral
DOSE
5.000 mg
FREQUENCY
T.I.D.
educational
Parenting education

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