Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus GEFS+

Sharing is caring!

Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus GEFS+

GEFS+ is an epilepsy syndrome with a highly variable phenotype.

Within a single family some affected members may have febrile seizures alone, some may have febrile seizures and afebrile seizures, and others may have only afebrile seizures.

The understanding of GEFS+ has been significantly advanced by the discovery of several associated genes including SCN1A , SCN1B , and GABARG2 .

Given that these genes encode ion channel or ionotropic receptor subunits, GEFS+ is presently considered a “channelopathy.”

Sharing is caring!

You cannot copy content of this page

15585

Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information

15856
Scroll to Top