Mesial temporal sclerosis in a cohort of children with SCN1A gene mutation

Katherine Van Poppel, Zoltan Patay, Donna Roberts, Dave F. Clarke, Amy McGregor, F. Frederick Perkins, James Wheless

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Abstract

Mesial temporal sclerosis is uncommon in childhood but has been associated with febrile status epilepticus. SCN1A gene mutations are linked to multiple epilepsy syndromes with patients frequently presenting with prolonged febrile seizures. After observing mesial temporal sclerosis in a child with SCN1A gene mutation, we retrospectively reviewed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in all patients with SCN1A gene mutation identified between 2005 and 2010. We identified 20 patients with SCN1A mutations. Six patients had evidence of definite mesial temporal sclerosis with 2 patients having bilateral abnormalities. Another 4 patients were defined as having possible mesial temporal sclerosis. This patient group revealed that 50% had findings consistent with definite or possible mesial temporal sclerosis and many did not have a history of prolonged febrile seizures. We conclude that mesial temporal sclerosis is a common finding in children with SCN1A mutations. Many of these children will have Dravet syndrome but not all.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-897
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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Sclerosis
Mutation
Genes
Febrile Seizures
Myoclonic Epilepsy
Status Epilepticus
Epilepsy
Fever
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Van Poppel, K., Patay, Z., Roberts, D., Clarke, D. F., McGregor, A., Perkins, F. F., & Wheless, J. (2012). Mesial temporal sclerosis in a cohort of children with SCN1A gene mutation. Journal of Child Neurology, 27(7), 893-897. https://doi.org/10.1177/0883073811435325

Mesial temporal sclerosis in a cohort of children with SCN1A gene mutation. / Van Poppel, Katherine; Patay, Zoltan; Roberts, Donna; Clarke, Dave F.; McGregor, Amy; Perkins, F. Frederick; Wheless, James.

In: Journal of Child Neurology, Vol. 27, No. 7, 01.07.2012, p. 893-897.

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Van Poppel, K, Patay, Z, Roberts, D, Clarke, DF, McGregor, A, Perkins, FF & Wheless, J 2012, 'Mesial temporal sclerosis in a cohort of children with SCN1A gene mutation', Journal of Child Neurology, vol. 27, no. 7, pp. 893-897. https://doi.org/10.1177/0883073811435325
Van Poppel K, Patay Z, Roberts D, Clarke DF, McGregor A, Perkins FF et al. Mesial temporal sclerosis in a cohort of children with SCN1A gene mutation. Journal of Child Neurology. 2012 Jul 1;27(7):893-897. https://doi.org/10.1177/0883073811435325
Van Poppel, Katherine ; Patay, Zoltan ; Roberts, Donna ; Clarke, Dave F. ; McGregor, Amy ; Perkins, F. Frederick ; Wheless, James. / Mesial temporal sclerosis in a cohort of children with SCN1A gene mutation. In: Journal of Child Neurology. 2012 ; Vol. 27, No. 7. pp. 893-897.
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