Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy with generalised and focal electroencephalographic abnormalities: A case report with a molecular genetic study

A. Bartocci, M. Elia, F. Calì, C. Tiacci, A. T. Cantisani, G. Perticoni

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Abstract

This is the case of a 16-year-old girl with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) and maternal family history positive for epilepsy and febrile seizures, presenting ictal and interictal generalised, as well as focal paroxysmal abnormalities over the right central-temporal regions activated during sleep. The brain magnetic resonance image was normal and the seizures responded to therapy with valproate and lamotrigine. A molecular genetic analysis led to the identification of a polymorphism (A→G) in position 10 in the intron 3 (rs949626) of the EFHC1 gene; and a polymorphism (T→C) of the exon of the GABRA1 gene, without aminoacidic exchange. In the literature this is the first case of JME with electroencephalograph focal epileptiform abnormalities, but without EFHC1 and GABRA1 gene mutations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)276-278
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

Keywords

  • Focal EEG
  • JME
  • Molecular genetic study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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