You or your loved ones may have a diagnosis of seizures and/or global developmental delay, but you may not know what the underlying cause is. Some causes of seizures and developmental delay include genetic mutations that may be linked to a rare disease, structural brain abnormalities, trauma, pregnancy or birth complications, or infection.
30% of individuals with DEEs (a group of severe epilepsies characterized by seizures that are often not controlled with medication, as well as developmental delay or loss of developmental skill) who do not have structural or metabolic findings have an underlying genetic change that is causing their symptoms.
Genetic mutations are not always hereditary; meaning no history of genetic conditions in your family does not rule out the possibility of a genetic mutation causing the seizures and developmental delay.
There are many rare genetic conditions that occur due to what is called a de novo genetic mutation.
How do I know if my or my loved one’s symptoms indicate genetic seizure disorders?
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* Please note that while AmbitCare Ambassadors can help you better understand what resources are available for families with loved ones suffering from seizures and developmental delays, they are not licensed healthcare providers and thus can neither diagnose any disease or disorder nor endorse or recommend any specific medical treatments.