Epilepsy is a medical condition that affects brain function and causes seizures. Brain cells emit an abnormal or excessive electrical discharge. It can be caused by lack of oxygen at birth or prenatal exposure to toxins or trauma. A head injury could cause epilepsy, or it could be a result of a genetic condition.
If you have a child that has been diagnosed with pediatric epilepsy, you might want to consider getting retested with the latest technology in the market in Houston. There are new genomic tests that have resulted in reinterpretations of the condition and new diagnosis.
Research conducted by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center performed genome tests on children with epileptic symptoms. Their results were published in JAMA Pediatrics in November of 2018. Out of 185 children, 67 were reclassified and 21 of the reclassified patients were completely re-diagnosed.
It’s important to have the most up-to-date genetic testing done in order to properly treat the condition. As life goes on and genes change or mutate over time, it’s imperative to have the latest information. Without accurate testing, the treatment prescribed might not be the best course of action for that individual.
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