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Title: Epilepsy syndromes in children.
Authors: Carney, Patrick W;Prowse, Michael A;Scheffer, Ingrid E
Affiliation: Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australiatoria. patrick.carney@austin.org.au
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2005
Citation: Australian Family Physician; 34(12): 1009-15
Abstract: Understanding the common childhood epilepsy syndromes is valuable when approaching the diagnosis and management of a child presenting with seizures.This article discusses the common epilepsy syndromes in children and provides a guide to appropriate investigation and management of these syndromes.A careful history and examination, supported by an electroencephalogram, are the cornerstones of epilepsy syndrome diagnosis. This, in turn, guides the need for further investigation such as magnetic resonance imaging, optimisation of therapy and prognostic counselling. Understanding the implications of a specific syndrome diagnosis helps support families who are frequently overwhelmed by a diagnosis of epilepsy in their child.
Internal ID Number: 16333482
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/10047
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16333482
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Anticonvulsants.therapeutic use
Child
Child, Preschool
Epilepsies, Partial.classification.diagnosis.therapy
Epilepsy.classification.diagnosis.therapy
Epilepsy, Generalized.classification.diagnosis.therapy
Family Practice.methods
Humans
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