Benign infantile familial convulsions (BIFC) represent an epileptic syndrome of the first year of life, recently described (Vigevano et al., Eur J Pediatr 1992; 151: 608-612). The syndrome is characterized by: a. occurrence of seizures between 4 and 6 months; b. seizures with EEG and clinical partial features; c. prompt response to antiepileptic drugs; d. normal interictal EEG; e. normal laboratory, radiological and neurological findings. The familial origin is testified by the occurrence of the same seizures, at the same age, at least in one relative mostly the father. Although many are the similarities with the syndrome of benign neonatal familial convulsions, preliminary results from genetic studies performed on chromosome 20, fail to show the typical marker, indicating a different genetic origin.
|Translated title of the contribution||Benign infantile familial convulsions: Clinical and genetic findings|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology