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When the first antiepileptic drug fails in a patient with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Abstract

Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy is one of the most common types of epilepsy seen in an adult epilepsy clinic. Most patients have a good prognosis, particularly when treated with valproate, but a significant minority are more difficult to treat. In this article, we will focus on a management strategy when the initial antiepileptic drug is unsuccessful and outline an approach that translates directly to the clinic.

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