Genetic causes of severe epilepsy in early childhood

This study is devoted to explaining the genetic causes of West syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy that occurs in infancy and early childhood. The investigation consists of genetic mapping and gene sequencing in affected patients and their families. With these investigations, we hope to uncover the causes that will in future enable a causal therapy.

Principle Investigator: Prof. Dr. Markus Schülke-Gerstenfeld (WG Developmental Disorders of the Nervous System, NCRC, Pediatrics CVK)

Regristration: The study is registered in ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT01357707)