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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Neuroimaging Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Clinical Neurology