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Neurogenetic Disorder

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What is a neurogenetic disorder?

Neurogenetic disorders (conditions) are genetic disorders that affect how the brain functions and in some cases how the brain is formed. These disorders may result in uncontrollable epilepsy, abnormal movement and delay of developmental milestones.

What causes neurogenetic disorders?

Neurogenetic disorders are typically the result of a genetic change that may be inherited from unaffected parents or may be the result of a new change in a patient's genes.

Who gets neurogenetic disorders?

Neurogenetic disorders (such as uncontrollable epilepsy and brain malformations) affect all ages, races and sexes. They typically become noticeable very early in life.

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