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Benign familial neonatal seizures

Synonym(s) Benign familial neonatal convulsions
Benign familial neonatal epilepsy
Prevalence Unknown
Inheritance Autosomal dominant
or Autosomal recessive
Age of onset Neonatal
  • G40.3
  • C0220669
  • C2930911
  • C535466
  • D020936
  • 10067866


Benign familial neonatal seizures (BFNS) is a rare epilepsy of the newborn characterized by partial or generalized seizures, which occur during wakefulness and/or sleep. Seizures typically start in the first days of life and remit spontaneously by approximately 4 months of age.

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Clinical genetics review
  • EN (2013)
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