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Genetic Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus (GEFS+) is one of the more unusual epilepsy syndromes as it describes families who have a generational history of different types of seizures in several members. What this means is that there is an extensive family history of epilepsy and seizures, but not necessarily all of the same type.…Read more
Childhood Epilepsy with Centro-Temporal Spikes (CECTS) is one of the most commonly diagnosed epilepsy syndromes in children. In fact, as many as 1 in 5 children with epilepsy are diagnosed with CECTS. This particular syndrome affects males slightly more frequently than females and symptoms can start typically anywhere between the ages of 3 and 10…Read more
Epilepsy of Infancy with Migrating Focal Seizures is one of the more recently discovered epilepsy syndromes having first been described in 1995. The reason for it’s late discovery is that it’s extremely rare and affects somewhere between 1 in 200,000 to 1 in 400,000 people. The syndrome is believed to be due to abnormal genes,…Read more
Accurate as of time of writing: 28th June 2021 Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit that some people with epilepsy may be entitled to claim. PIP is a benefit that’s designed to help with any additional costs associated with long term illness or disability. What are the criteria for receiving PIP payments with epilepsy? …Read more
When first-time parents, Angelique and Darryl’s newborn daughter, Bella, began to have periods where she would “become absent” at just 3 and a half months old, they were of course concerned. Her Mother, Angelique commented that “Bella was fine one minute then staring into space the next. It was like she was absent for a…Read more
Researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a new potential link between sleep and SUDEP. It’s long been known that people with epilepsy are at a higher risk of SUDEP, but very little is known about why this is the case. The research was conducted by monitoring the sleep of 41…Read more