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OTHER FAMILIAL TEMPORAL LOBE EPILEPSIES

Overview

This syndrome is identified in an individual who has seizures with temporal lobe features with a family history of similar seizures. 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.

Clinical context

This syndrome is characterized by the onset of focal seizures with temporal lobe features, typically in the presence of a family history of similar seizures. Age of seizure onset is > 10 years of age, commonly in adolescent or adult years (median 25 years). Seizures are mild phenomena and easily controlled by medication. Both males and females are affected. Antecedent and birth history are unremarkable. Head size and neurological examination are normal. Development and cognition are normal.

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