Neurology Volume 72(20) May 19, 2009 by AAN Copyright © 2009 by AAN Enterprises, Inc.

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Landsverk, PhD A. Brice, MD E. M. B. Worrall, MD, MSc S. H. Appel, MD E. D. F. Chance, MD Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. Mark C. edu ABSTRACT Background: Hereditary neuralgic amyotrophy (HNA) is an autosomal dominant disorder that manifests as recurrent, episodic, painful brachial neuropathies. 3 where mutations in SEPT9, encoding the septin-9 protein, have been identified. Objective: To determine the frequency and type of mutations in the SEPT9 gene in a new cohort of 42 unrelated HNA pedigrees.

Sanabria ER, da Silva AV, Spreafico R, Cavalheiro EA. Damage, reorganization, and abnormal neocortical hyperexcitability in the pilocarpine model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsia 2002;43 suppl 5:96–106. 4. Helmstaedter C, Kurthen M, Lux S, Reuber M, Elger CE. Chronic epilepsy and cognition: a longitudinal study in temporal lobe epilepsy. Ann Neurol 2003;54:425–432. 5. Sutula TP, Hagen J, Pitkanen A. Do epileptic seizures damage the brain? Curr Opin Neurol 2003;16:189–195. 6. Briellmann RS, Berkovic SF, Syngeniotis A, King MA, Jackson GD.

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