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Intractable epilepsy of infancy due to homozygous mutation in the EFHC1 gene.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Epilepsia
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
8
Pages
1436–1440
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2012.03536.x
PMID: 22690745
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although heterozygosity for the Phe229Leu mutation is known to be associated with a relatively benign form of epilepsy in adolescence; homozygosity for the same mutation is associated with lethal epilepsy of infancy. Given the considerable carrier rate of this mutation worldwide, the sequence of the EFHC1 gene should be determined in all patients with primary intractable epilepsy in infancy.

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