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  • Hereditary (Partial) Epilepsy Panel

    The hereditary (partial) epilepsy panel is a comprehensive gene panel of the key genes linked to heritable partial (focal) epilepsy. Partial epilepsy (also referred to as focal epilepsy) specifically refers to epilepsy that causes complex or simple seizures localized to one area of the brain only.…

  • Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures

    Epilepsy (generalized) with febrile seizures is a complex autosomal dominant disorder characterized by generalized febrile convulsions. Febrile seizures are the most common convulsive event occurring in 2-6% of the population. The lifetime prevalence of febrile seizures is estimated at 3-4% of all…

  • Childhood Absence Epilepsy

    Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE) is a form of hereditary pediatric epilepsy, characterized by very frequent absence seizures. This formusually soccurs in children between the ages of 4 and 10 years and in most cases has a good prognosis. CAE accounts for 10-17% of all cases of epilepsy diagnosed in…

  • Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy

    Epileptic encephalopathies represent a group of severe epileptic diseases with an early onset, characterized by severe electroencephalographic abnormalities and resistance to standard anti-epileptic treatment. According to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) epileptic encephalopathies…

  • Dravet Syndrome

    Dravet syndrome (DS) is a group of early infantile epileptic encephalopathies (EIEE) characterized by early onset, progressive encephalopathy, and severe seizures. DS is characterized by the onset of clonic or tonic-clonic seizures within the first year of life in infants with previously normal…