Epilepsy Information

Genetics of Epilepsy

Genetics of Epilepsy

• A common question is epilepsy inherited? How and when?

• What are genes and chromosomes?

• How do genetic problems occur?

• What genetic abnormalities are associated with epilepsy?

• Not all mutations will cause health problems like epilepsy.  

• Genetic testing for epilepsy

• There are no official guidelines for when and who should be tested

• Although children of parents with epilepsy have a slightly higher risk of epilepsy, the good news is that the vast majority will not.