Progressive myoclonic epilepsy type 3

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Synonyms: EPM3 | PME type 3 | Progressive myoclonic epilepsy due to KCTD7 deficiency | Progressive myoclonus epilepsy type 3

A rare genetic neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis disorder characterized by infantile- to early childhood-onset of progressive myoclonic seizures (occasionally accompanied by generalized tonic-clonic seizures) and severe progressive neurological regression leading to psychomotor and cognitive decline cerebellar ataxia dementia and frequently early death. Vision loss may be associated. EEG typically reveals epileptiform activity with predominance in the posterior region and photosensitivity.

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Advocacy Organizations

Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Inc.

The Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide and Related Diseases Inc. (The Canadian MPS Society), founded in 1984, serves all Canadians affected by MPS and related diseases through support, education, advocacy and by advancing research.

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

Lysosomal Storage Disorders Society – Pakistan

LSD Society Pakistan is a registered Non-Profit organization set up by a group of parents dedicated and committed to improve the lives of Lysosomal Storage Disease patients in Pakistan by advocating for patients’ rights and creating awareness in general public. The objective of LSD Society is to advocate with the government and other stakeholders to establish a sustainable healthcare system

Lysosomal Storage Disorders Support Society

LSDSS endeavors to transform the life of children affected by rare Lysosomal Storage Disorders. Our mission is to increase awareness about the prevention of such disorders in future offspring as well as counsel the affected patients and families on how to cope with existing conditions, ensuring no patient or family living with an LSD ever feels alone.

Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium

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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Clinical Trials

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