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Pédiatrie 2. Génétique des épilepsies de l'enfant: Pour qui ? Comment? Pourquoi [Genetics of childhood epilepsies: for who? how? why?].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; NewsPublication Status: ppublish Publication Type English Abstract. News.
Recent advances in genetics led to significant improvement in the field of childhood epilepsies diagnosis and physiopathology. Genetic testing is indicated by geneticist who is himself guided by the pediatric neurological approach. In rare circumstance, genetic etiology affects the clinical management. Cost remains the main limitation. Those new genetic tools are the first step toward a better understanding of seizure mechanism and therefore more efficient treatments.
Age of Onset, Child, Epilepsy/diagnosis, Epilepsy/epidemiology, Genetic Testing/methods, Humans, Patient Selection
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