Classifications and epidemiologic considerations of epileptic seizures and epilepsy

E. L. So

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Epileptic disorders are some of the most common neurologic conditions. The lifetime risk of experiencing an epileptic seizure is as high as 8%. The manifestations of epileptic disorders are also quite protean. Clinical evaluation of seizure disorders requires a clear understanding of the classifications and the terminology used. This article defines and classifies epileptic seizures, epilepsy, and epilepsy syndromes. The epidemiologic profiles of first unprovoked seizure and epilepsy are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-526
Number of pages14
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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