Genetics of Rolandic Epilepsy

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Description: This study aims to find the susceptibility genes for classical Rolandic epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. It is a multicenter genetic linkage study recruiting eligible patients and their families from across the USA. We are seeking 100 patients in the first phase. Data and DNA collection are performed in person by a research fellow at the family home, or by mail if the patient resides outside the northeastern states (NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA). Full information is available at

Please contact Tara Clarke MD, Research Fellow. Tel (212) 342 1237.

Study is approved by Columbia University Medical Center and all other collaborating centers.

Funded by NINDS, and by the Epilepsy Foundation of America, Partnership for Pediatric Epilepsy, and Charles L Shor Foundation for Epilepsy Research Inc.

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Last revised 01-Aug-2006 by Steven Leber