TITLE

GENETICS OF EPILEPSY

AUTHOR(S)
Kullmann, Dimitri M.
PUB. DATE
December 2002
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Dec2002 Supplement 2, Vol. 73, pii32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the role of genetic factors in epilepsy. Genes responsible for symptomatic epilepsies including those caused by neurocutaneous disorders, malformations of cortical development and progressive myoclonic epilepsies are discussed. It discusses the recent progress in the genetics of idiopathic and monogenic epilepsies. It is suggested that patients suffering from idiopathic or cryptogenic epilepsy should be informed about the increased risk to the next generation. INSET: Abbreviations.
ACCESSION #
67205681

 

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