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CHILDHOOD OCCIPITAL EPILEPSY (GASTAUT TYPE)

GENETICS

PATTERN OF INHERITANCE

Unknown, presumed complex/polygenic.

KNOWN GENES

There are no known genes.

FAMILY HISTORY OF SEIZURES/EPILEPSY

A family history of febrile seizures or epilepsy is common (seen in up to a third of cases) and a family history of migraine is also reported (9-16% of cases).

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