Progressive myoclonic epilepsy type 8

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Synonyms: EPM8 | PME type 8 | Progressive myoclonic epilepsy due to CERS1 deficiency | Progressive myoclonus epilepsy type 8

A rare genetic neurological disorder characterized by childhood to adolescent-onset of action myoclonus generalized tonic-clonic seizures and slowly progressive moderate to severe cognitive impairment that may lead to dementia. EEG reveals progressive slowing of background activity and epileptic abnormalities and brain MRI shows cerebellar and brainstem atrophy.

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Advocacy Organizations

Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium

The Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium (PERC) is a group of US pediatric epilepsy centers, researchers and professionals in field of epilepsy whose goal is to provide a network and infrastructure to facilitate collegial, collaborative practice-changing research that will provide answers needed to improve the care of children with epilepsy.

Project CASK

VISION Project CASK believes in a world free of the life limitations and debilitating effects of CASK gene disorders. ​MISSION To accelerate breakthroughs in research to develop treatments and a cure for CASK gene disorders. ​VALUES Collaboration. Transparency. Urgency.

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