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 problems. the first version of this advisor proved to be the one certainly one of its variety, overlaying many vital facets of prognosis and therapy. as a result of persisted advances being made within the topic, and development at the sell-out good fortune of the first variation this thorough revision displays the newest document of the ILAE category middle team and the numerous development made within the prognosis, class and therapy of the epilepsies.

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Simple partial onset followed by impairment of consciousness a. With simple partial features (A1 to A4) followed by impaired consciousness b. With automatisms 2. With impairment of consciousness at onset a. With impairment of consciousness only b. With automatisms Unilateral or, frequently, bilateral discharge, diffuse or focal in temporal or frontotemporal regions EEG inter-ictal expression Unilateral or bilateral, generally asynchronous focus; usually in the temporal or frontal regions C. Partial seizures evolving to secondarily generalised seizures (this may be generalised tonic–clonic, tonic or clonic) (above discharges become secondarily and rapidly generalised) 1.

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