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GTR Home > Conditions/Phenotypes > Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy with suppression bursts

Summary

A severe form of age-related epileptic encephalopathies characterized by the onset of tonic spasms within the first 3 months of life that can be generalized or lateralized, independent of the sleep cycle, and that can occur hundreds of times per day, leading to psychomotor impairment and death. [from ORDO]

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