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Glossary for Benign familial infantile epilepsy

  • Benign familial neonatal-infantile seizures: A rare dominantly inherited form of seizures that occurs during the first year of life. The seizures tend to occur in clusters. The seizures involved limb twitching, averted head, eye-blinking and lip smacking. No neurological or developmental problems are associated with this disorder.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Infant health conditions: Medical conditions typically affecting infants (including newborns and babies under one year old).
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.


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