The key finding in the study by Eckhaus and collaborators is an interesting observation regarding concordant MZ twins, i.e. identical twin pairs in which both twins are affected. In these twins, no overlap is seen between twins with true Febrile Seizures (FS) and twins with Febrile Seizures Plus (FS+), suggesting that we are actually dealing with two different disorders.

Ingo Helbig

Child Neurology Fellow and epilepsy genetics researcher at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), USA and Department of Neuropediatrics, Kiel, Germany

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