Familial focal epilepsy with variable foci

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Familial focal epilepsy with variable foci

Synonyms: FFEVF | Familial partial epilepsy with variable foci

Familial focal epilepsy with variable foci is a rare genetic epilepsy disorder characterized by autosomal dominant lesional and nonlesional focal epilepsy with variable penetrance. Focal seizures emanate from different cortical locations (temporal frontal centroparietal parietal parietaloccipital occipital) in different family members but for each individual a single focus remains constant throughout lifetime. Seizure type (tonic tonic-clonic or hyperkinetic) and severity varies among family members and tends to decrease (but do not disappear) during adulthood. Many patients have an aura and show automatisms during diurnal seizures whereas others have nocturnal seizures. Most individuals are of normal intelligence but patients with intellectual disability autistic spectrum disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder have been described.

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The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC) is a group of US pediatric epilepsy centers, researchers and professionals in field of epilepsy whose goal is to provide a network and infrastructure to facilitate collegial, collaborative practice-changing research that will provide answers needed to improve the care of children with epilepsy.

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