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An Overview of Doose Syndrome

Published by: Very Well Health
Written by: Heidi Moawad, MD

Doose syndrome is a rare seizure disorder that begins during early childhood. This condition is also called myoclonic astatic epilepsy and myoclonic atonic epilepsy.

Doose syndrome is considered a type of generalized epilepsy. The seizures of Doose syndrome may be difficult to manage with medication. As children reach adolescence or adulthood, they may improve, and treatment might not be required anymore.

Epilepsy is a tendency to have recurrent seizures. Doose syndrome is an epilepsy syndrome. There are a number of different epilepsy syndromes. Epilepsy syndromes have certain characteristic features—such as the age at which the seizures begin, the type and frequency of seizures, associated symptoms, and a hereditary pattern. Click here to read the rest of the story.