[Genetics of childhood epilepsies: for who? how? why?]

Rev Med Suisse. 2014 Jan 15;10(412-413):110-1.
[Article in French]


Recent advances in genetics led to significant improvement in the field of childhood epilepsies diagnosis and physiopathology. Genetic testing is indicated by geneticist who is himself guided by the pediatric neurological approach. In rare circumstance, genetic etiology affects the clinical management. Cost remains the main limitation. Those new genetic tools are the first step toward a better understanding of seizure mechanism and therefore more efficient treatments.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • News

MeSH terms

  • Age of Onset
  • Child
  • Epilepsy / diagnosis
  • Epilepsy / epidemiology
  • Epilepsy / genetics*
  • Genetic Testing / methods*
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection*