BPAN AND SEIZURES

Source: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/beta-propeller-protein-associated-neurodegeneration

 

Many people with BPAN have recurrent seizures (epilepsy) beginning in infancy or early childhood. Several different types of seizures can occur in this disorder, even in the same individual. Often the first type to occur are febrile seizures, which are triggered by a high fever. Affected individuals can also experience generalized tonic-clonic seizures (also known as grand mal seizures). This type of seizure affects the entire body, causing muscle rigidity, convulsions, and loss of consciousness. Other seizure types that can occur in this disorder include short lapses in awareness that can have the appearance of staring spells or daydreaming (absence seizures, also called petit mal seizures), sudden episodes of weak muscle tone (atonic seizures), involuntary muscle twitches (myoclonic seizures), or more pronounced movements called epileptic spasms. Some individuals have seizure patterns that resemble those in epileptic syndromes, such as West Syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.​

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RESOURCES

THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION

Nationwide organization dedicated to helping you or your loved one pursue seizure freedom. They provide community services, public education, federal and local advocacy, and fund research into new treatments and therapies.

The LGS Foundation

The LGS Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of individuals affected by Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome through research, programs and education. 

Rare Epilepsy Network (REN)

The Rare Epilepsy Network, or REN for short, is a collaboration between the Epilepsy FoundationRTI InternationalColumbia University and many different organizations that represent patients with a rare syndrome or disorder that is associated with epilepsy or seizures. The REN will establish a registry of these patients which includes patient or caregiver-reported data in order to conduct patient-centered research.

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