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Tracking down the disease mechanisms: What causes Dravet syndrome?

Dravet syndrome is one of the most common severe forms of early childhood epilepsy.
Fortunately, the disease is very rare; in Germany, only one in 15,000 people suffers from it. A team of brain researchers from Tübingen is now investigating an unknown disease mechanism of the disorder. On the occasion of Rare Disease Day on February 28, they want to draw the attention of patients or their treating physicians to turn to specialized centers to benefit from the latest medical advances.

Read the press release (in German only)


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