King’s College London
About the study
Myoclonic astatic epilepsy (MAE), or Doose syndrome, is a rare, severe childhood epilepsy associated with unspecific developmental problems. Many studies suggest a strong genetic basis for MAE. However, the actual genetic make up for MAE is unknown. The purpose of this study is to
- Find the genes influencing the genetics of MAE
- Describe the developmental and behavioural problems in children with MAE
When will this study be recruiting?
We are recruiting now until February 2017.
What will participants be asked to do?
Participants, who live in the UK, will be asked to donate a blood sample for genetic analysis. Children diagnosed with MAE, who live in London, may be invited to take part in EEG studies, developmental and behavioural assessments.
Who can take part?
Any adult or child diagnosed with MAE.
Who is conducting the research?
Dr Shan Tang, Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Neurology at St. Thomas’ Hospital and Clinical Research Fellow at King’s College London. Dr Tang will be working under the supervision of Professor Deb Pal and Professor David Collier.
Who has reviewed this study?
This study is supported by the Medical Research Council. Ethics approval has been obtained by the Institute of Child Health/Great Ormond Street Research Ethics Committee
If you would like to find out more, please contact Dr Shan Tang. By email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0207 848 0608.