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DNA onderzoek om symptomen bij epilepsie of koortsstuipen te kunnen voorspellen

- candidate number21299
- NTR NumberNTR5029
- ISRCTNISRCTN no longer applicable
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR6-jan-2015
- Secondary IDsNL50984.041.14 
- Public TitleDNA onderzoek om symptomen bij epilepsie of koortsstuipen te kunnen voorspellen
- Scientific TitleSCN1A-related seizure disorders: prediction of clinical course based on advanced genotyping
- hypothesis
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedDravet syndrome, GEFS+, Epileptic encephalopathy, Seizures
- Inclusion criteria-patients with SCN1A related epilepsy/febrile seizures and their parents
-living in the Netherlands
-informed consent form signed
- Exclusion criteria-patients with a variant of unknown significance (class III) in the SCN1A gene
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedno
- group[default]
- Type[default]
- Studytypeobservational
- planned startdate 1-feb-2015
- planned closingdate1-feb-2017
- Target number of participants200
- Interventions-
- Primary outcomeClassification of developmental outcome, rated independently by a child neurologist, neuropsychologist, and clinical geneticist
- Secondary outcome-Intelligence quotient
-Epilepsy syndrome classification
-Quality of life
-Behavioural difficulties
- TimepointsDate of first enrollment: 1-3-2015
- Trial web site
- statusplanned
- Sponsor/Initiator University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU)
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Vrienden van het WKZ
- Publications
- Brief summaryMutations in the SCN1A gene have been shown to cause a wide spectrum of neurological symptoms, ranging from isolated febrile seizures, to severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI), also known as Dravet syndrome. Dravet syndrome is a severe neurological disorder of childhood, usually presenting in the first year of life with generalized or unilateral clonic seizures. Psychomotor development is initially normal, but slows down in the second year of life. Outcome is usually poor and patients develop intractable epilepsy and mental retardation. In around 75% of the cases, a mutation in the SCN1A gene is found, which occurs de novo in most patients. However, a clear genotype-phenotype relation has not been established yet, and patients with the same mutations may show very different phenotypes ranging from mild to profound disability in the patient. The overall goal of this study is to establish if early genetic screening on SCN1A mutations in infants would be feasible. Prerequisites of such a screening test would be that the clinical outcome of a child with a mutation can be predicted accurately, and that early diagnosis benefits the patient and improves the course of disease. The specific aim of this study is to assess if clinical outcomes of a patient with a pathogenic SCN1A mutation can be predicted based on advanced genotyping. Therefore, we will subsequently investigate the association between somatic mosaicism, variants in regions in and around the SCN1A gene, and mutations in modifier genes on the one hand, and clinical outcomes of patients with SCN1A related febrile seizures/epilepsy on the other hand. Furthermore, we will evaluate if patients who were diagnosed with SCN1A related febrile seizures/epilepsy at an early age have better clinical outcomes than children who were diagnosed at a later age. If we can predict clinical course of the disease based on an early genetic diagnostics, we can give physicians and parents more accurate information about the prognosis, which is of importance for medical treatment and coping. In addition, if we could demonstrate that children with an early diagnosis have better clinical outcomes than children with a later diagnosis, early genetic testing might be considered in children with febrile seizures before the age of 12 months or even as part of a neonatal screening program.
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD6-jan-2015 - 12-apr-2015

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