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Epilepsy

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SYNGAP1 encephalopathy: A distinctive generalized developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (2)

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Not all SCN1A epileptic encephalopathies are Dravet syndrome

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CHD2 myoclonic encephalopathy is frequently associated with self-induced seizures

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Early Life Epileptic Encephalopathies: A Personal and Scientific Persepctive

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SYNGAP1 encephalopathy: A distinctive generalized developmental and epileptic encephalopathy (1)

Epilepsy is a group of neurological disorders characterized by epileptic seizures. Epileptic seizures are episodes that can vary from brief and nearly undetectable periods to long periods of vigorous shaking. These episodes can result in physical injuries, including occasionally broken bones. In epilepsy, seizures tend to recur and, as a rule, have no immediate underlying cause. Isolated seizures that are provoked by a specific cause such as poisoning are not deemed to represent epilepsy. People with epilepsy may be treated differently in various areas of the world and experience varying degrees of social stigma due to their condition.
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