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  1. Understanding Epilepsy -- Prevention

    Can epilepsy be prevented? Learn more from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Understanding Absence Seizure -- the Basics

    Learn more from WebMD about absence seizures, a symptom of epilepsy.

  3. Understanding Absence Seizures -- Diagnosis and Treatment

    Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of absence seizures, a form of epilepsy that affects children.

  4. Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Progressive Myoclonus Epilepsy is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  5. MERRF Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report MERRF Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  6. Dravet Syndrome Spectrum

    Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic epileptic encephalopathy (dysfunction of the brain) with onset during the first year in an otherwise healthy infant. Mutations of the SCN1A gene cause 79% of diagnosed cases of Dravet syndrome. Frequently referred to as a sodium channelopathy,this intractable epilepsy is characterized by unilateral (one-sided) clonic or tonic clonic (grand mal) seizures that ...

  7. Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Lennox Gastaut Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency Syndrome

    Summary Glucose transporter type 1 (Glut1) deficiency syndrome is a rare genetic metabolic disorder characterized by deficiency of a protein that is required for glucose (a simple sugar) to cross the blood-brain barrier. The most common symptom is seizures (epilepsy),which usually begin within the first few months of life. However,the symptoms and severity of Glut1 deficiency syndrome can ...

  9. Status Epilepticus

    Epilepsy is a group of disorders of the central nervous system characterized by repeated convulsive (paroxysomal) electrical disturbances in the brain. The major symptoms may include loss of consciousness,convulsions,spasms,sensory confusion and disturbances in the nerves that control involuntary body functions (autonomic nervous system). Episodes of these symptoms are frequently preceded by ...

  10. Pyridoxine-Dependent Epilepsy

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Pyridoxine - Dependent Seizures is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

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