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Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project (EPGP)

Clinical Trial Protocol ID: 
05040705
Clinical Trial Investigator Name: 
Michael C. Smith, MD

EPGP is a team of 13 clinical centers across the United States working in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and various organizations devoted to the care of patients with epilepsy. The study will include 1,500 pairs of siblings with generalized or localization-related epilepsy, 1,500 controls who do not have epilepsy, and 750 patients with rare epilepsies along with their parents. Everyone who volunteers for EPGP will be asked to give a sample of their DNA via a blood draw and answer some questions asked by a study nurse or physician.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria: 

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are between the ages of 4 weeks and 60 years old
  • Have been diagnosed with IGE or LRE and have a sibling with epilepsy
  • Have been diagnosed with IS, LGS, PVH or PMG and both of your parents can volunteer

You will be excluded from this study if you:

  • Have epilepsy as a result of head injuries, stroke, brain infection other known causes of seizures or epilepsy

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements. To inquire about your eligibility, please call the contact number provided. If you wish to inquire via email, please include the title of the study in your message.

Contact Name: 
Laura Przepiorka, RN
Contact Phone: 
(312) 563-2689