Journal article

Epilepsy in offspring of whom both parents have idiopathic generalized epilepsy: Biparental inheritance

C Marini, AS Harvey, JT Pelekanos, SF Berkovic

EPILEPSIA | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about offspring of parents who both have idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE). This is of importance for understanding the complex genetic architecture of IGE. METHODS: Families in whom both parents had proven IGE were ascertained through a multiplex families database. Clinical information including EEG recordings and detailed pedigrees was obtained. RESULTS: In family I, the mother had juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), and the father had IGE. One daughter had Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and the other had unclassified epilepsy. In family II, the mother had JME, and the father had IGE. Two of three sons had an identical clinical picture of clinical picture of childh..

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