Copy number variants and epilepsy: New emerging syndromes

Antonietta Coppola, Maurizio Elia

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In the last 10 years, advances in the genetic techniques including oligonucleotide array and the following large scale studies have yielded to the identification of recurrent copy number variants (CNVs) associated with epilepsy. Among these a small number has been increasingly reported in association with a distinct epileptic phenotype, delineating emerging epileptic syndromes. To date, none of these CNVs underlying a specific epileptic condition has been included in the ILAE Classification of the Epileptic Syndromes as a distinct form. However once the features and prognosis of these conditions have been completely delineated a proposal for new epileptic syndromes should be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEpilepsy Towards the Next Decade: New Trends and Hopes in Epileptology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319122830, 9783319122823
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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