Self-limiting and Pharmacoresponsive Focal Epilepsy

23rd March 2021

There is very little known about self-limiting and pharmacoresponsive focal epilepsy, which means that it is currently unknown how common it is, only that out of every 100 children whose epilepsy starts below the ages of 2 years, between 5 and 10 will have this particular syndrome. What is known is that it appears to…

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Category: Syndromes

Self-limited Neonatal Convulsions

8th February 2021

A relatively uncommon syndrome, self-limited neonatal convulsions occurs in babies and young infants and initially presents with seizures which start in the first 28 days of life (the neonatal period). This syndrome was once informally known as ‘5th day fits’ as it often starts on the 5th day of life, although in reality can be…

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Category: Syndromes

Ring Chromosome 20

9th July 2020

Ring Chromosome 20 (R20) is a condition that comes from an abnormality in chromosome 20. R20 is a rare condition that can quite often be the cause of epilepsy in children. Each human being has 23 pairs of chromosomes (giving them 46 in total), these important structures are held within each cell of the body…

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Category: Syndromes

West Syndrome (Infantile Spasms)

4th June 2020

Named after Dr William West, West syndrome, also known as infantile spasms, are a type of seizure that start early in life and are specific in nature, as are all syndromes. West syndrome is diagnosed when a child has a very specific type of seizure and age of onset combined with an electroencephalogram (EEG) pattern…

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Category: Syndromes

Rett Syndrome

14th May 2020

Rett Syndrome is a genetic syndrome that is estimated to affect just 1 in every 10,000 to 12,000 girls. It is extremely uncommon for males to be affected by Rett Syndrome, however, on the rare occasion that it does it’s always far more severe than it is in females.  Rett Syndrome is caused by a…

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Category: Syndromes

Rasmussen Syndrome

22nd April 2020

Rasmussen syndrome is very rare and it is thought to only occur in 1 in 750,000, although an exact figure is not yet currently known. This particular syndrome usually affects children between the ages of 6 and 8, however, there have been instances where a diagnosis has been made in children as young as 2…

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Category: Syndromes