Myoclonic Atonic Epilepsy

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Myoclonic Atonic Epilepsy


A rare childhood epilepsy syndrome, myoclonic atonic epilepsy (MAE), is characterized by strong, jerking muscle contractions that are followed by sudden muscle limpness. Seizures usually start around the age of 2 to 6. Individuals with this disorder often experience other seizure types besides myoclonic-atonic seizures. Men are affected at a rate nearly three times higher than women, but no specific gene has been identified for MAE.

Seizure disorder, MAE, begins in early childhood. Most patients experience their first seizure before the age of five. It is unknown what causes MAE. 34-44% of patients have at least one family member with epilepsy. The frequency of myoclonic atonic epilepsy falls below one per 100,000 births.

Medications may not be effective in treating seizures in children with MAE. The medication chosen depends on the type of seizure.

What are the services offered by ASP Health?


The cost of medical care in the US has been on a steady climb for decades, with no signs that it will slow down anytime soon. Many Americans miss their medications as they can’t adjust to the rising costs. Patient Assistance Programs and co-pay programs are available so that everyone can have access to medicine irrespective of their income level. Patient Assistance Programs provide medicines at an affordable cost or at no cost.

ASP Health assists with Patient Assistance Programs, which provide medications to the ones who cannot afford them. Co-pay programs are also available, which reduces medical costs to a certain level.

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