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A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment by C. P. Panayiotopoulos

By C. P. Panayiotopoulos

Affecting four percentage of kids and 1-2 percentage of the final inhabitants, epilepsy is likely one of the most typical neurological issues. the first variation of this consultant proved to be the one one among its variety, masking many very important points of prognosis and therapy. as a result of endured advances being made within the topic, and development at the sell-out luck of the first variation this thorough revision displays the newest record of the ILAE category middle staff and the numerous development made within the prognosis, category and therapy of the epilepsies.

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27. Shorvon S, Weiss G, Wolf P, Andermann F (eds). “History of epilepsy 1909–2009: The ILAE Century”. Epilepsia 2009; 50 Suppl 3:1-151) 28. Commission of Classification and Terminology of the International League Against Epilepsy. Proposal for revised clinical and electroencephalographic classification of epileptic seizures. Epilepsia 1981;22:489–501. 29. Gastaut H. Dictionary of epilepsies. Part I: Definitions. Geneva: World Health Organisation, 1973. 30. Engel J, Jr. Report of the ILAE Classification Core Group.

11 26 A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment ILAE classification of generalised seizures (convulsive and non-convulsive) Clinical seizure type EEG seizure type EEG inter-ictal expression A1. Absence seizures a. Impairment of consciousness only b. With mild clonic components c. With atonic components d. With tonic components e. With automatisms f. With autonomic components (b–f may be used alone or in combination) Usually regular and symmetrical 3 Hz, but may be 2–4 Hz spike–slowwave complexes and may have polyspike–slow-wave complexes.

Cfm. These newer ILAE proposals concentrate mainly on terminological and taxonomic issues. A significant drawback of these reports is that recognized epileptic seizures and epileptic seizures are listed by name only. There is no definition or brief description of what each of these should be in accordance with the advances made since 1981. The attempts to provide a new classification for epileptic seizures and syndromes is to be continued by the newly appointed ILAE Commission on Classification and Terminology (Chair: Ingrid E.

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