x

Search for a rare disease

* (*) mandatory field

Suggest an update

(*) Required fields.

Attention

Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Only comments written in English can be processed.

Captcha image

Dravet syndrome

Disease definition

Dravet syndrome (DS) is a genetic epilepsy of childhood characterized by a variety of drug-resistant seizures often induced by fever, presenting in previously healthy children, and which frequently leads to cognitive and motor impairment.

ORPHA:33069

  • Synonym(s):
    • DS
    • SMEI
    • Severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy
    • Severe myoclonus epilepsy of infancy
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: G40.4
  • OMIM: 607208  612164  615744
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 10430
  • MedDRA: -

Detailed information

Article for general public

Professionals

Additional information

Further information on this disease

Specialised Social Services

The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care by a qualified specialist and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or treatment.