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Epilepsy

05 May 2010

Vaccine triggers epilepsy

Childhood vaccines may trigger early onset of a severe form of infant epilepsy, but researchers say the disorder is ultimately caused by defective genes.

Childhood vaccines may trigger early onset of a severe form of infant epilepsy, but researchers say the disorder is ultimately caused by defective genes and lifesaving vaccines should not be withheld from these children.

Up to 80% of them have mutations in the SCN1A gene.

 

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