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Benign Childhood Focal Seizures and Related Epileptic Syndromes

Panayiotopoulos, C. P.

2011, IX, 61p. 10 illus. in color.

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  • Concise guide for all those involved in the care patients with epileptic seizures
  • Written by a world renowned expert in field of epilepsy
  • Accessible, pocket-sized, topic-specific guide
Benign Childhood Focal Seizures and Related Epileptic Syndromes provides a concise, authoritative guide to all aspects of diagnosis, treatment and management of the three identifiable electroclinical syndromes: rolandic epilepsy, Panayiotopoulos syndrome and the idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy of Gastaut. These have a high prevalence, probably affecting 22% of children with non-febrile seizures and constitute a significant part of the everyday practice of paediatricians, neurologists and electroencephalographers. 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 children with epileptic seizures.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Epilepsy - Epileptic - Epilepticus - Seizures

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Internal Medicine - Neurology - Pediatrics - Psychiatry

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes.- Panayiotopoulos Syndrome.- Idiopathic Childhood Occipital Epilepsy of Gastaut.- Other Phenotypes of Benign Childhood Focal Seizures.- Benign Childhood Seizure Susceptibility Syndrome: A Unified Concept.- Benign (Isolated) Focal Seizures of Adolescence.- Management of Benign Childhood Focal Seizures.- References.

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