Benign familial infantile seizures (bfis)

Benign Familial Infantile Seizures (BFIS) is part of our Childhood Epilepsy Panel (NGS). Click here to access a complete list of the genes covered in this panel.  

 

DESCRIPTION

 

BFIS is a dominant idiopathic epilepsy product of mutations in the gene PRRT2, which is also related to the PKD and ICCA syndromes. The onset age varies between 3 and 12 months of age. 

 

The condition is characterized by the presence of clusters of seizures that are usually generalized tonic-clonic or complex partial seizures. With a positive prognosis and absence of cognitive sequelae, BFIS typically resolves by age 2.

 

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