Progressive myoclonus epilepsy in young adults with neuropathologic features of Alzheimer's disease.

Melanson M, Nalbantoglu J, Berkovic S, Melmed C, Andermann E, Roberts LJ, Carpenter S, Snipes GJ, Andermann F
Neurology. 1997 49 (6): 1732-3

PMID: 9409382 · DOI:10.1212/wnl.49.6.1732

Progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME) may develop in adult life. We present two patients with PME appearing around the age of 30 years in whom the disorder represented a manifestation of Alzheimer's disease. This diagnosis must be considered in addition to possible Kufs' disease or myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibers (MERRF) when PME develops in young adults.

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Adult Alzheimer Disease Brain Diagnosis, Differential Disease Progression Epilepsies, Myoclonic Female Humans Male

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