Journal article

Analyzing the etiology of benign rolandic epilepsy: A multicenter twin collaboration

L Vadlamudi, MJ Kjeldsen, LA Corey, MH Solaas, ML Friis, JM Pellock, KO Nakken, RL Milne, IE Scheffer, AS Harvey, JL Hopper, SF Berkovic

EPILEPSIA | WILEY | Published : 2006


PURPOSE: Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE) is considered a genetically determined idiopathic partial epilepsy. We analyzed a large sample of twins from four international twin registers to probe the genetics of BRE. We also aim to synthesize the apparently conflicting family and twin data into a model of BRE etiology. METHODS: Large population-based twin registries of epilepsies from Odense (Denmark), Richmond, Virginia (United States), and Oslo (Norway) were reviewed for BRE cases and added to our Australian twin data. Diagnosis of classic BRE was based on electroclinical criteria with normal neurologic development. Cases with a compatible electroclinical picture but abnormal neurologic develo..

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