The authors are grateful to the patients and families for their participation in this study. We thank Bev Johns for performing DNA extractions.
Participating Centers of the EPICURE Integrated Project EPILEPSY COHORT: Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium (P. De Jonghe, A. Suls); Department of Neurology, Danish Epilepsy Centre, Dianalund, Denmark (H. Hjalgrim, J.M. Madsen, R.S. Møller); Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki, Finland (A.E. Lehesjoki, A. Siren); Department of Neurology, Charité University Medicine, Campus Virchow Clinic, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany (V. Gaus, D. Janz, B. Schmitz, T. Sander); Department of Epileptology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany (C.E. Elger, K. Hallmann, A.A. Kleefuß-Lie, W.S. Kunz, A. Raabe); Department of Neuropediatrics University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel Campus, Kiel, Germany (I. Helbig, H. Muhle, P. Ostertag, T. Obermeier, S. von Spiczak, U. Stephani); Neurological Clinic, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany (H. Lerche, Y.G. Weber); Department of Neuroscience, Institute G. Gaslini, Genova, Italy (P. Striano, F. Zara); Child Neurology Unit, Children's Hospital A. Meyer, University of Florence, Florence, Italy (C. Marini); Section Complex Genetics, Department of Medical Genetics, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands (E.H. Brilstra, D. Kastelijn-Nolst Trenité, B.P.C. Koeleman, C.G.F. de Kovel, D. Lindhout, M.E.M. Swinkels); SEIN Epilepsy Institute in the Netherlands, Heemstede, The Netherlands (D. Lindhout); Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (H. Caglayan, O. Yalcin); Departments of Child Neurology and Neurology, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey (Z. Yapici, B. Baykan); Department of Neurology, Sisli Etfal Education Hospital, Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey (D. Yalcin); Institute of Neurological Sciences, Marmara University, Maltepe, Istanbul, Turkey (D. Turkdogan); Ministry of Health Tepecik Education and Research Hospital, Tepecik, Izmir, Turkey (G. Dizdarer); Department of Neurology, Cerrahpasa Medical School, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey (C. Ozkara).
CONTROL COHORT: Pediatric Pneumology and Immunology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany and Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Berlin-Buch, Germany (Y. Lee); Department of Pneumology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany (J. Müller-Quernheim); Clinic for Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany (R. Fölster-Holst); Institute for Clinical Molecular Biology, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany (A. Franke, S. Hofmann, A. Nebel, S. Schreiber, M. Wittig); Institute of Human Genetics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany (M. Schürmann); Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany and Division of Environmental Dermatology and Allergy, Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and ZAUM-Center for Allergy and Environment, Universität München, Munich, Germany (E. Rodriguez, S. Weidinger); Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany and Institute for Medical Statistics and Epidemiology IMSE, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany (H. Baurecht); Institute of Immunology, The National Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway (B.A. Lie); Medical Department, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo 0027, Norway (K.M. Boberg, T.H. Karlsen), NGFN GWAS Consortium.
Conflict of Interest statement. None declared.