Praxis-Induced Myoclonic Seizures are Significantly Associated with Different Self-Perception Trigger FactorsCláudia Cecília da Silva Rêgo1,2, Valéria Pereira2, Isabella D´Andrea-Meira2, Shaylla Vilas Boas Viana1,2, Raquel Oliveira1,2, Emerson Gasparetto3, Jorge Marcondes de Souza4 and Soniza Vieira Alves-Leon1,2*
- Corresponding Author:
- Soniza Vieira Alves-Leon
Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Rua Professor Rodolpho Paulo Rocco 255 – Cidade Universitária
Email: [email protected]
Received date: March 16, 2014; Accepted date: April 28, 2014; Published date: May 5, 2014
Citation: Rego CCS, Pereira V, Andrea-Meira I, Viana SVB, Oliveira R, et al., (2014) Praxis-Induced Myoclonic Seizures are Significantly Associated with Different Self-Perception Trigger Factors. J Neurol Neurophysiol 5:204. doi:10.4172/2155-9562.1000204
Copyright: © 2014 Rego CCS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) with praxis-induced seizures consists of a complex group of generalized
epileptic syndromes. The aim of the present study was identifying the association between self-perception trigger
factors and myoclonic jerks. Twenty-two patients were submitted to a protocol of neuropsychological activation
(NPA) during video-electroencephalography (video-EEG) methods for 4-6 hours. A questionnaire was applied
regarding patients' self-perception of factors that precipitate of seizures comparing with the video-EEG findings.
Stress and sleep deprivation were perceived as triggers by 81.82%, followed by mental concentration (36.36%) and
manual activities (31.82%). Praxis-induced seizures occurred in 36.4% of these patients. Self-perception of stress
(81.82%), flashing lights (22.73%) and reading (13.64%) as triggering factors was significantly associated with
triggering myoclonic seizures during video-EEG. We conclude that main finding of this study is the strong correlation
between self-perception of trigger factors and actual trigger factors for seizures.