PCDH19-related epilepsy and Dravet Syndrome: Face-off between two early-onset epilepsies with fever sensitivity

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Aim of this study is to compare PCDH19-related epilepsy and Dravet Syndrome (DS) in order to find out differences between these two infantile epilepsies with fever sensitivity. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 15 patients with PCDH19-related epilepsy and 19 with DS. Comparisons were performed with Fisher's exact test or Student's t-test. Females prevailed in PCDH19-related epilepsy. Epilepsy onset was earlier in DS (5.0 + 2.1 vs 11.2 + 7.0 months; p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalEpilepsy Research
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2016



  • Dravet Syndrome
  • Epilepsy classification
  • Genetic epilepsy
  • PCDH19-related epilepsy
  • SCN1A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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