Lyne Chahine

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PURPOSE To report results of linkage analysis in a large family with autosomal dominant (AD) familial mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (FMTLE). BACKGROUND Although FMTLE is a heterogeneous syndrome, one important subgroup is characterized by a relatively benign course, absence of antecedent febrile seizures, and absence of hippocampal sclerosis. These(More)
This study measured the incidence of recurrent aphthous ulcers during the use of dentifrices with and without sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). A single-blind, crossover design was used. A statistically significant reduction in recurrent aphthous ulcers was observed during 2 months' use of SLS-free dentifrice compared to 2 months' use of the SLS-containing(More)
BACKGROUND Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a common and heterogeneous focal epilepsy syndrome with a complex etiology, involving both environmental and genetic factors. Several familial forms of TLE have been described, including familial lateral TLE (FLTLE), familial mesial TLE (FMTLE) without hippocampal sclerosis, and FMTLE with hippocampal sclerosis.(More)
Autosomal recessive hyperekplexia is due to loss-of-function mutations in the GLRA1 gene. The authors describe six patients from two consanguineous families with a homozygous deletion of the first seven GLRA1 exons and provide evidence of a founder effect in Kurds from Turkey. Hyperekplexia may be misdiagnosed as epilepsy.
PURPOSE To characterize the clinical features and molecular genetic background in a family with various epilepsy phenotypes including febrile seizures, childhood absence epilepsy, and possible temporal lobe epilepsy. METHODS Clinical data were collected. DNA and RNA were extracted from peripheral blood. A genome-wide microsatellite marker scan was(More)
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