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Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy type 54: clinical and neurophysiological aspects

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A clinical case of a boy aged 20 months old with early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) type 54 due to mutated HNRNPU gene presumably suffering from genetic generalized epilepsy and impaired psychomotor development is described. Exome-wide sequencing was carried out by using NextSeq 500 (Illumina, USA). Video electroencephalographic (VEEG) monitoring was conducted by using NeuroScope NS425 (Biola, Russia). The patient was noted to suffer from neonatal delayed motor development and muscular hypotonia with atypical petit mal epilepsy with regional onset at the occipital-parietal-posterior temporal areas based on VEEG data developed at age of eight months as well as progressive psychoemotional disorders. Ethosuximide and valproic acid administered together were efficient in alleviating EIEE seizures that requires to be further followed up. The data obtained allow to identify a precise etiology of epilepsy and apply a differential approach to administer anti-epileptic agents.

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D. V. I
Khabarovsk Center for the Development of Psychology and Childhood “Psylogia”; Far Eastern State Medical University
Russian Federation

Dmitriy V. I – Neurologist, Deputy Director General for Research and Medical Activities, Khabarovsk Center for the Development of Psychology and Childhood “Psylogia”; Assistant Professor, Chair of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Far Eastern State Medical University

RSCI SPIN-code: 3332-5052

5a Tramvaynyy Proezd, Khabarovsk 680012

35 Muravyev-Amurskiy Str., Khabarovsk 680000

V. A. Aysina
National Medical Research Center for Children's Health
Russian Federation

Viktoria А. Aysina – Junior Researcher, Functional Diagnostician

Scopus Author ID: 57203384621; RSCI SPIN-code: 7756-2303

2 bld. 1 Lomonosovskiy Prospect, Moscow 119991


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For citations:

I D.V., Aysina V.A. Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy type 54: clinical and neurophysiological aspects. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2021;13(2):132-139. (In Russ.)

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