We report three nuclear families in which affected individuals had the onset during childhood or adolescence of drug-responsive focal seizures characterized by prominent vertiginous auras. The interictal EEG abnormalities were localized around the parieto-temporo-occipital regions and MRI was normal. Genetic analysis excluded epitempin mutations. We propose the existence of a familial focal epilepsy characterized by prominent vertiginous auras suggesting a parietal or parieto-temporal onset.
|Translated title of the contribution||Familial focal epilepsy with vertiginous aura: A new entity?|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology