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Nature Genetics volume 46, pages 12551256 (2014) | Download Citation

Febrile seizures can arise in response to fevers induced by viral infection or as an adverse reaction to live-virus vaccines such as measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination. A new study has now identified common genetic variants influencing susceptibility to febrile seizures, including two loci specifically associated with MMR-related events.

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  1. Sanjay Sisodiya is at the Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK.

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