Relations of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of epilepsy.

@article{Ottman1996RelationsOG,
  title={Relations of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of epilepsy.},
  author={Ruth Ottman and John F. Annegers and Neil J. Risch and W. Allen Hauser and Mervyn Susser},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={1996},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={442-9}
}
We assessed the relations of genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of epilepsy. The study population comprised 9,705 first-degree relatives of 1,951 adults with epilepsy ascertained from voluntary organizations. We calculated standardized morbidity ratios for specific etiologies of epilepsy in the relatives of probands with the same etiologies, using population incidence rates from Rochester, MN, as the reference. Relatives of probands with idiopathic/cryptogenic epilepsy had… CONTINUE READING

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