What categories of genetic disorders cause epileptic seizures?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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For the sake of brevity and clarity, genetic disorders that can cause seizures will be broken into the following categories:

  • Syndromes in which seizures are common

  • Chromosomal deletion or duplication syndromes that cause seizures

  • Metabolic diseases

  • Mitochondrial diseases

  • Seizure disorders caused by single-gene mutations


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