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OTHER FAMILIAL TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSIES

GENETICS

PATTERN OF INHERITANCE

Autosomal dominant with ~60% penetrance.

KNOWN GENES

DEPDC5

FAMILY HISTORY OF SEIZURES/EPILEPSY

A family history of seizures with temporal lobe features with a dominant inheritance pattern with incomplete penetrance is expected for the diagnosis of this syndrome. History should be carefully sought, as seizures comprise such mild symptoms that some individuals in families have not recognized their seizures.

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