Kullmann, Dimitri M.
December 2002
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Dec2002 Supplement 2, Vol. 73, pii32
Academic Journal
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.


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