Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy

What is Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy?

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.

Other condition names

  • EIEE
  • Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy with suppression-bursts
  • Ohtahara syndrome

Inheritance type

Autosomal dominant, Autosomal recessive, Not applicable, X-linked recessive

Age of Onset

  • Neonatal
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