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What is Benign familial infantile epilepsy?

What is Benign familial infantile epilepsy?

  • Benign familial infantile epilepsy: A harmless form of epilepsy that occurs during infancy. Psychomotor development is not affected.

Benign familial infantile epilepsy is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Benign familial infantile epilepsy, or a subtype of Benign familial infantile epilepsy, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Benign familial infantile epilepsy as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Benign familial infantile epilepsy: Introduction

Types of Benign familial infantile epilepsy:

Broader types of Benign familial infantile epilepsy:

How serious is Benign familial infantile epilepsy?

Complications of Benign familial infantile epilepsy: see complications of Benign familial infantile epilepsy

What causes Benign familial infantile epilepsy?

Causes of Benign familial infantile epilepsy: see causes of Benign familial infantile epilepsy

What are the symptoms of Benign familial infantile epilepsy?

Symptoms of Benign familial infantile epilepsy: see symptoms of Benign familial infantile epilepsy

Complications of Benign familial infantile epilepsy: see complications of Benign familial infantile epilepsy

Onset of Benign familial infantile epilepsy: during infancy

Benign familial infantile epilepsy: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Benign familial infantile epilepsy.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Benign familial infantile epilepsy.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Benign familial infantile epilepsy: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Benign familial infantile epilepsy.
Treatments for Benign familial infantile epilepsy: see treatments for Benign familial infantile epilepsy

Name and Aliases of Benign familial infantile epilepsy

Main name of condition: Benign familial infantile epilepsy

Other names or spellings for Benign familial infantile epilepsy:

Benign familial infantile seizures, Benign familial infantile convulsions

Convulsions benign familial neonatal, Epilepsy, benign neonatal-infantile, Benign familial neonatal-infantile seizures, BFNIS
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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