Genetic Contributions to Acquired Epilepsies
AuthorPerucca, P; Scheffer, IE
Source TitleEpilepsy Currents
PublisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
AffiliationMedicine and Radiology
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsPerucca, P. & Scheffer, I. E. (2020). Genetic Contributions to Acquired Epilepsies. EPILEPSY CURRENTS, 21 (1), pp.5-13. https://doi.org/10.1177/1535759720954254.
Access StatusOpen Access
Whether genetic factors contribute to acquired epilepsies has long been controversial. Supporters observe that, among individuals exposed to seemingly the same brain insult, only a minority develops unprovoked seizures. Yet, only in relatively recent years have studies started to build a case for genetic contributions. Here, we appraise this emerging evidence, by providing a critical review of studies published in the field.
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