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AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT EPILEPSY WITH AUDITORY FEATURES

OVERVIEW

Autosomal dominant epilepsy with auditory features (formerly called autosomal dominant partial /lateral temporal epilepsy with auditory features) is a genetic focal epilepsy, with focal sensory auditory seizures seen in family members. Seizures often comprise such mild symptoms that they are undiagnosed. There are no implications expected for development or learning and seizures are typically infrequent and well controlled.

NOTE a variant with focal cognitive seizures with aphasia (autosomal dominant epilepsy with aphasic seizures) is also recognized.

Clinical context

This syndrome typically has onset in adolescence or early adulthood (4-40 years). Both sexes are affected equally. Antecedent and birth history is normal. Head size and neurological examination are normal. Development and cognition are normal.

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