FAMILIAL FOCAL EPILEPSY WITH VARIABLE FOCI (FFEVF)

Familial Focal Epilepsy with Variable Foci (FFEVF) is part of our Childhood Epilepsy Panel (NGS). Click here to access a complete list of the genes covered in this panel. 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

This condition is a rare autosomal dominant form of epilepsy characterized by focal seizures arising from different cortical regions (foci) affecting multiple members of the same family. FFEVF has great (phenotypical) variability among affected members of the same family. Age of onset also oscillates greatly, although it usually appears during childhood.

 

Some patients can present an aura previous to the seizure or show automatisms (unconscious behaviors) during the seizures, which can take place both during wakefulness or at night. There is often secondary generalization of the seizures. Some patients show abnormal interictal EEG, and some patients may have intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorders. 

 

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