Epileptic Encephalopathies in Childhood: The Role of Genetic Testing.

@article{Lemke2015EpilepticEI,
  title={Epileptic Encephalopathies in Childhood: The Role of Genetic Testing.},
  author={Johannes R Lemke and Steffen Syrbe},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  year={2015},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          310-22
        }
}
The epileptic encephalopathies comprise a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by marked epileptic activity associated with developmental regression. The genetic confirmation and classification of a clinical diagnosis in an individual may provide certainty in treatment decisions, prognosis, and evaluation of seizure recurrence risks and may also prevent unnecessary diagnostic investigations. Furthermore, without genetic testing it is challenging to classify the… CONTINUE READING

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