Juvenile absence epilepsy

What is Juvenile absence epilepsy?

Juvenile absence epilepsy (JAE) is a genetic epilepsy with onset occurring around puberty. JAE is characterized by sporadic occurrence of absence seizures, frequently associated with a long-life prevalence of generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) and sporadic myoclonic jerks.

Other condition names

  • JAE

Inheritance type

Multigenic/multifactorial, Unknown


  • Europe: 1-9 in 100,000

Age of Onset

  • Adolescent
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