Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus and severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy: a case report of two Italian families.

@article{Veggiotti2001GeneralizedEW,
  title={Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus and severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy: a case report of two Italian families.},
  author={Pierangelo Veggiotti and Simonetta Cardinali and Elisa Montalenti and Alberto Gatti and Giovanni Lanzi},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  year={2001},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={29-32}
}
"Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus" (GEFS+) syndrome has been recently described. This term defines a heterogeneous group of generalized epilepsies observed in several members of large pedigree studies. The syndrome spectrum has been widened by including others forms of generalized epilepsy. We report two Italian families in which the fathers showed febrile seizure plus (FS+), and two sons had severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI). The clinical setting of each epileptic… CONTINUE READING