AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT NOCTURNAL FRONTAL LOBE EPILEPSY
PATTERN OF INHERITANCE
An autosomal dominant
inheritance pattern is seen with variable penetrance.
De novo cases may occur.
Genetic causes include nicotinic receptor subunit genes (CHRNA4,
FAMILY HISTORY OF SEIZURES/EPILEPSY
A family history of epilepsy is present in familial cases, with
seizure features and severity varying in individuals in families.