Dravet syndrome

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Synonyms: SMEI | Severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy | Severe myoclonus epilepsy of infancy

A rare genetic developmental and epileptic encephalopathy characterized by infantile onset of intractable seizures that are often febrile and associated with cognitive and motor impairment.

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Cure GABA-A Variants

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