Benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy

What is Benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy?

Benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy (BAFME) is an inherited epileptic syndrome characterized by cortical hand tremors, myoclonic jerks and occasional generalized or focal seizures with a non-progressive or very slowly progressive disease course, and no signs of early dementia or cerebellar ataxia.

Other condition names

  • Autosomal dominant cortical myoclonus and epilepsy
  • Benign adult familial myoclonus epilepsy
  • FAME
  • Familial adult myoclonic epilepsy
  • Familial cortical myoclonic tremor and epilepsy

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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