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Genetic Epilepsy Clinic

New technology and better understanding of the genetic origin of epilepsy is providing unprecedented insight into the disorder. Testing may now reveal causes of epilepsy in previously undiagnosed patients, resulting in improved treatment and a more precise prognosis.

Diagnosing genetic epilepsy early in a child's life may limit unnecessary invasive testing, help avoid treatments which may worsen or aggravate the child's epilepsy and can ultimately lead to an improved outcome.

New genetic syndromes are increasingly discovered and providers will more frequently encounter genetic mutations of "unknown significance." These mutations require an expertise in both genetics and neurology to understand the implication of the test results on the care of the patient.

In response to this need, M. Scott Perry, M.D., now leads the Genetic Epilepsy Clinic team at Cook Children's, along with metabolic geneticist, Alice Basinger, M.D. Our team can review your child's history, review existing testing, recommend additional evaluation, establish diagnosis, provide genetic counseling and help establish a treatment plan specifically designed for your child. We can also help determine if your child may benefit from available research studies that could help improve their condition.

The Genetic Epilepsy Clinic helps children

Common genetic epilepsy syndromes

Meet our genetic epilepsy team

Why choose Cook Children's Genetic Epilepsy Clinic?

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When if comes to caring for your child, Cook Children's provides some of the nation's most advanced, child-friendly care by having:

Location and contact information

The genetic epilepsy clinic is located on the main campus of Cook Children’s Health Care System

The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s
Dodson Specialty Clinics Building
1500 Cooper Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
682-885-2510 fax

Before going to your clinic appointment, please check in on first floor with registration staff.

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