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EPILEPSY WITH MYOCLONIC ABSENCES

GENETICS

PATTERN OF INHERITANCE

The pattern of inheritance is complex/polygenic.

KNOWN GENES

Whilst there are no known genes, there is one case report of a translocation resulting in a truncation in the SYNGAP1 gene causing epilepsy with myoclonic absences.

FAMILY HISTORY OF SEIZURES/EPILEPSY

A family history (usually of generalized seizures) is present in 20% of cases. Rarely there is a family history of febrile seizures.

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