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By C. P. Panayiotopoulos

Affecting four percentage of youngsters and 1-2 percentage of the overall inhabitants, epilepsy is among the most typical neurological problems. the first version of this consultant proved to be the single one in every of its sort, masking many very important facets of analysis and therapy. as a result persevered advances being made within the topic, and construction at the sell-out good fortune of the first version this thorough revision displays the newest file of the ILAE category middle workforce and the numerous development made within the prognosis, type and therapy of the epilepsies.

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Second edition. New York: Demos, 2005. Panayiotopoulos CP. Benign childhood partial seizures and related epileptic syndromes. London: John Libbey & Company Ltd, 1999. Hauser WA, Rich SS, Annegers JF, Anderson VE. Seizure recurrence after a 1st unprovoked seizure: an extended follow-up. Neurology 1990;40:1163–70. Commission on Classification and Terminology of the International League Against Epilepsy. Proposal for revised classification of epilepsies and epileptic syndromes. Epilepsia 1989;30:389–99.

Further, some electroclinical syndromes have a small range of age of onset (and indeed months or few years before complete remission), while in other syndromes the range of onset expands for many decades. t That the differences between generalised and focal (partial) seizures are not as sharp as was initially thought is not new and was certainly known by the authors of the 1981 and 1989 seizure and syndrome classifications (see also Chapter 2, page 31–32). Similarities and overlaps between the pathophysiological or genetic aspects of generalised and focal seizures/syndromes are significant but this should not distract us from the fact that their differences are of much greater magnitude.

4) and/or the patient, such as phantom absences. These facts are even more striking when one attempts to determine precisely the onset of clinical and EEG ictal events. See also onset of focal versus generalised seizures on pages 33 and 57. Termination of an epileptic seizure is often less evident than is the onset, because EEG and clinical post-ictal abnormalities can blur its end. The duration of a seizure varies significantly from seconds or minutes (usually 1–3 min) to lengthy periods of status epilepticus, when self-sustaining processes prevail over self-terminating mechanisms (see chapter 3, page 65).

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