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Idiopathic generalised epilepsies

Panayiotopoulos, C. P.

Originally published as chapter of: A Clinical Guide to Epileptic Syndromes and their Treatment

2012, XIV, 83 p. 14 illus. in color.


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  • Written by a world-renowned expert in the field of epilepsy
  • Accessible, pocket-sized, topic-specific guide
  • Lists syndromes of idiopathic generalised epilepsies recognised by the ILAE classification
  • Chapters covering the clinical manifestations, aetiology, diagnosis, prognosis and management of each of the main types of  idiopathic generalised epilepsies ​

Idiopathic generalised epilepsies provides a concise, authoritative guide to this category of epilepsies.  Each syndrome of idiopathic generalised epilepsy is detailed in regard to demographic data, clinical manifestations, aetiology, diagnosis, prognosis and management. The book finishes with a chapter on AED treatment for idiopathic generalised epilepsies.

C. P. Panayiotopoulos is an internationally renowned leader and expert in the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy. This pocket-sized reference work will be a valuable resource for all those involved in the care of patients with epileptic seizures.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » AED treatment - ILAE classification - epilepsy - idiopathic generalised epilepsies

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Neurology - Pediatrics

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Syndromes of IGE recognised by the ILAE.- Epilepsy with myoclonic–astatic seizures.- Childhood absence epilepsy.- Epilepsy with myoclonic absences.- Juvenile absence epilepsy.- Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.- Epilepsy with GTCSs only.- Other probable syndromes of IGE to consider.- IGE with absences of early childhood.- Perioral myoclonia with absences.- IGE with phantom absences.- Autosomal dominant cortical tremor, myoclonus and epilepsy.- AED treatment of IGEs.​

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