Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy

26th September 2018

Benign Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy is a very rare epilepsy syndrome that affects boys much more commonly than girls. Children with this syndrome will often commence having seizures from the age of 4 month to 3 years. A third of children with this syndrome will have a family member who has epilepsy, although there is…

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Category: Syndromes

Angelman Syndrome

6th September 2018

Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a genetic disorder of which epilepsy is a common symptom. Epilepsy affects 7 out of 10 children who are diagnosed with AS. In less enlightened times it was also known as ‘Happy Puppet Syndrome’ as children are often happy and have jerking, puppet-like movements. However, this unofficial term is considered to…

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Category: Syndromes

Aicardi Syndrome

14th August 2018

Aicardi Syndrome is a very rare form of epilepsy that almost always occurs in females. It’s even more rare for Aicardi Syndrome to affect males as it’s believed the syndrome causes unborn males to be miscarried. This particular syndrome can cause a variety of complications, particularly with the brain and eyes that leads to a…

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Category: Syndromes

What is an epilepsy syndrome?

26th July 2018

An epilepsy syndrome is defined as a group of signs and symptoms that usually occur together and provides information on the types of medication and treatment that will be more effective. The features of a syndrome can include things such the age that the seizures started, gender, the types of seizures, the part of the…

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Category: Syndromes