Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Autosomal recessive hyperekplexia is due to loss-of-function mutations in the GLRA1 gene. The authors describe six patients from two consanguineous families with a homozygous deletion of the first seven GLRA1 exons and provide evidence of a founder effect in Kurds from Turkey. Hyperekplexia may be misdiagnosed as epilepsy.