Hypothalamic Hamartoma (HH) is a benign tumor-like malformation that causes a syndrome characterized by: 1) treatment-resistant epilepsy, beginning with gelastic (laughing) seizures, but later including other seizure types, 2) developmental and cognitive deficits, 3) behavioral problems, including rage attacks, and 4) endocrine disturbance, most commonly central precocious (early) puberty.
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Thanks to John & Kim Gregory, dear friends of Erica & Perry Webster, who walked in memory of Grace Webster during a walk at Disneyland – who put Hope for HH on the map in sunny California.
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Providing information and support to hypothalamic hamartoma patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers and promoting research toward early detection, improved treatments, living with HH, and cure.
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To stay abreast of what is happening in hypothalamic hamartomas, visit the Chairman’s Corner. Each quarter there will be new information from Dr. John Kerrigan or guest authors.
I was born 30 years ago with my umbilical cord rolled up around my neck twice, all blue, and quite a big head. My mother noticed early on lots of shortness of breath and cramps. I had my first tonic-clonic seizure when I was 18 months while my father was taking some photos in my grandparents’ garden. Read more..
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