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Benign Neonatal Epilepsy (Benign Familial Neonatal Convulsions) Summary

Description: A condition marked by recurrent seizures that occur during the first 4-6 weeks of life despite an otherwise benign neonatal course. Autosomal dominant familial and sporadic forms have been identified. Seizures generally consist of brief episodes of tonic posturing and other movements, apnea, eye deviations, and blood pressure fluctuations. These tend to remit after the 6th week of life. The risk of developing epilepsy at an older age is moderately increased in the familial form of this disorder. (Neurologia 1996 Feb;11(2):51-5)

Also Known As: Benign Familial Neonatal Convulsions; Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal; Benign Familial Neonatal Epilepsy; Benign Neonatal Epilepsy, Nonfamilial; Benign Neonatal Non-Familial Convulsions Show All >>

Networked: 71 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 0 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Benign Neonatal Epilepsy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Potassium Channels (Potassium Channel) : 2 outcomes in 20 results : IBA
  2. Voltage-Gated Potassium Channels (Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel) : 14 results : IBA
  3. Nicotinic Receptors (Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor) : 10 results : IBA
  4. Ion Channels (Ion Channel) : 10 results : IBA
  5. KCNQ3 Potassium Channel : 3 results : IBA
  6. Potassium : 3 results : IBA
  7. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) : 3 results : IBA
  8. Convulsions benign familial neonatal dominant form : 3 results : IBA
  9. KCNQ2 Potassium Channel : 2 results : IBA
  10. Glutamic Acid (Glutamate) : 2 results : FDA 7
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Diseases Related to Benign Neonatal Epilepsy

  1. Epilepsy (Aura)
  2. Generalized Epilepsy
  3. Frontal Lobe Epilepsy (Epilepsy, Supplementary Motor)
  4. Febrile Seizures (Febrile Seizure)
  5. Ataxia (Dyssynergia)
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Key Therapies for Benign Neonatal Epilepsy

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