HUM-MOLGEN DIAGnostics/Clinical Research

November, 15 1998
Infantile convulsions 

I have recently seen a family in which there are three generations with a history of benign infantile convulsions.  The convulsions start at about three months of age (NOT NEONATAL), and are both partial and generalized.
No underlying etiology has been found.  The seizures stop within one to two months, and the mental development is subsequently normal.

Is anyone interested in samples from this family.  They expressed interest in genetic testing, mostly to prevent a major work up for future children who begin seizures.

Thank you for your help.
Lea Velsher MD

Lea Velsher, MD, FRCPC
e-mail: lvelsher@IDIRECT.COM