Epileptic Syndromes and Their Classification
The recognition of epileptic syndromes is the most important milestone in modern epileptology because it allows accurate diagnosis and management of epilepsy. An epileptic syndrome, is a complex of clinical features, signs, and symptoms that together define a distinctive, recognizable clinical disorder. There are many types of epileptic syndromes which are grossly divided according to their type of epileptic seizures and their cause: A diagnosis of “epilepsy” or “seizures” should not be accepted without asking “what type/syndrome of epilepsy?” Then you make yourself aware of what this syndrome means and what it involves by appropriate questions to health careers and self-education.
KeywordsEpilepsy syndrome Diagnosis ILAE International League against Epilepsy Electroclinical syndrome Idiopathic Symptomatic Cryptogenic Genetic Structural Metabolic Immune Infectious epilepsy
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