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What is Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4?

What is Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4?

  • Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus is an inherited seizure disorder characterized by febrile seizures during early childhood and persisting seizures after early childhood which may or may not involve fever. The range and severity of symptoms is variable and may include febrile seizures, partial seizures and generalized seizures. The seizure disorder persists after the age of six which differentiates it from the similarly names seizure disorder called generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures. There are five (perhaps more) subtypes of the condition, each originating from a different genetic defect. Type 4 is caused by a defect on chromosome 2p24.

Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: Introduction

Types of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4:

Broader types of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4:

How serious is Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4?

Prognosis of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: The prognosis varies depending on the type of seizures involved and severity of symptoms. Some patients have early resolution of symptoms whereas others may develop seizures without fever later in life. The seizures usually last less than 15 minutes.

What causes Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4?

Causes of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: see causes of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4
Cause of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: The condition is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 2p24. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.

What are the symptoms of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4?

Symptoms of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: see symptoms of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4

Onset of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: 6 months - 2.5 years

Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4: see treatments for Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4

Name and Aliases of Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4

Main name of condition: Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4

Other names or spellings for Generalized Epilepsy with Febrile Seizures Plus, type 4:

GEFS+, type 4, GEFSP4

 

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