Symptomatic Generalized Epilepsies

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdult Epilepsy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9780470741221
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011


  • "epilepsy syndrome," defined by ILAE - "a complex of signs and symptoms defining a unique epileptic condition"
  • Early infantile epileptic encephalopathy - clusters of tonic spasms, first three months of life
  • Electrical status epilepticus in slow sleep (ESES) - nearly continuous activation of spikewave discharges in slow-wave sleep
  • Epilepsy syndromes, specific constellations - of clinical seizure type(s) and EEG findings
  • Infantile onset syndromes - and early myoclonic encephalopathy
  • Malignant migrating partial epilepsy in infancy - rare syndrome, multifocal partial seizures in first seven months of age
  • Metabolic disorders, in children - with symptomatic epilepsy, without clear etiology
  • Symptomatic generalized epilepsies
  • Symptomatic, epilepsy syndrome - a known underlying etiology or a presumed etiology
  • West syndrome, triad of infantile spasms - hypsarrhythmia and psychomotor delay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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