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Definition

A severe neurologic disorder characterized by onset of seizures in the first months of life and usually associated with EEG abnormalities. Affected infants have convulsive seizures (hemiclonic or generalized) that are often prolonged and triggered by fever. Other seizure types include focal, myoclonic, absence seizures, and drop attacks. Development is normal in the first year of life with later slowing and intellectual disability.

Acronym

DEE19

Synonyms

EIEE19
Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 19

Keywords

Epilepsy

 
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