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Benign familial neonatal epilepsy

Disease definition

Benign familial neonatal epilepsy (BFNE) is a rare genetic epilepsy syndrome characterized by the occurrence of afebrile seizures in otherwise healthy newborns with onset in the first few days of life.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • BFNS
    • Benign familial neonatal convulsions
    • Benign familial neonatal seizures
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Neonatal
  • ICD-10: G40.3
  • OMIM: 121200  121201  269720  608217
  • UMLS: C0220669  C2930911
  • MeSH: C535466  D020936
  • GARD: 1519
  • MedDRA: 10067866

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