Translated title of the contribution: Autosomal fragile sites and epilepsy

S. A. Musumeci, M. Elia, P. Bergonzi, R. Ferri, C. Barletta, R. M. Ragusa, F. Scillato, M. Ruggeri

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Recently, we have demonstrated a significant correlation between the fragile X syndrome and a particular EEG pattern, very similar to that of the benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. More than 20% of these patients are affected by epilepsy. These findings induced us to re-examine a group of 721 subjects with mental retardation who were admitted to our institute between 1980 and 1991, in whom a karyotype was performed. Rare autosomal fragile sites were considered: 10q25, 12q24, and 16q22. Also these fragile sites seem to be significantly correlated with epilepsy.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number79-80
Publication statusPublished - 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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Musumeci, S. A., Elia, M., Bergonzi, P., Ferri, R., Barletta, C., Ragusa, R. M., Scillato, F., & Ruggeri, M. (1992). SITI FRAGILI AUTOSOMICI ED EPILESSIA. Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia, (79-80), 43-45.