Benign occipital epilepsy

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Benign occipital epilepsy is a rare genetic neurological disorder characterized by visual seizures and occipital epileptiform paroxysms reactive to ocular opening which present in infancy to mid-adolescence. Vomiting tonic eye deviation and impairment of consciousness are typically associated with the Panayiotopoulos type while visual hallucinations ictal blindness and post-ictal headache are commonly observed in the Gastaut type. Electroencephalographic findings in both types are similar and include bilateral synchronous high voltage spike-wave complexes in a normal background activity located predominantly in the occipital lobes.

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Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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