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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.
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.
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While we provide some of the nation's most advanced, child-friendly care, we know that care extends into adulthood. We provide a long-term comprehensive plan of care to help our patients live their best life through our Adult Genetic Epilepsy Clinic led by Hamid Kadiwala M.D.
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.
Cook Children’s Neurosciences Medical Director, Scott Perry, M.D., talks about a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome, and shares how the ongoing study and research of this genetic seizure disorder is bringing hope to children with this often severe and debilitating condition.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2500.