Benign familial neonatal convulsions: Always benign?

  title={Benign familial neonatal convulsions: Always benign?},
  author={Ortrud K Steinlein and Cyler Conrad and Beate Weidner},
  journal={Epilepsy Research},
BACKGROUND Benign familial neonatal convulsions (BFNC) is a rare autosomal dominant seizure disorder usually described to be characterized by a benign course, spontaneous remission and normal psychomotor development. The latter statement had come under consideration when a few case reports of families with less than favorable outcomes were published. METHODS Since 1998 a total of 112 families suspected to have BFNC have been referred to our lab for genetic testing. Within this sample we… CONTINUE READING


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