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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0026-4946

Online ISSN 1827-1715


Minerva Pediatrica 2011 June;63(3):217-25


Epilepsy genetics and genetic epilepsies

Striano P. 1, Bianchi A. 2, Zara F. 1, Minetti C. 1

1 Unità Operative Malattie Muscolari e Neurodegenerative, Università di Genova e Istituto “G. Gaslini”, Genova;
2 Centro Epilessia, Unità Operativa di Neurologia, Ospedale San Donato, Arezzo, Italia

During the last two decades, the molecular revolution in medicine has had a strong impact in the field of epilepsies. The quest for epilepsy-genes has been focused mainly on large mendelian pedigrees. This approach has allowed the identification of new causative genes and has provided new information about the pathogenesis of many epilepsy syndromes. Neverthless, the clinical implication of this information still has a relatively little impact on the genetic counselling for most of the syndromes.

language: Italian


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