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Glossary for Benign familial neonatal-infantile seizures

  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Epilepsy: Brain condition causing seizures or spasms.
  • Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal: A condition characterized by clusters of seizures usually during the first days of life. The seizures are harmless and tend to resolve spontaneously during the first year though many cases resolve by 6 weeks of age. The seizures are not necessary associated with fevers but they can be. There are various subtypes of the condition, each with a different origin of the genetic defect.
  • 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.
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Seizures, benign familial neonatal-infantile: A harmless form of epilepsy that occurs during infancy. Episodes of multiple seizures tend to occur over a day or few days. There is no permanent neurological damage and no further seizure disorders tend to develop once the seizures stop.


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