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Title: Epilepsy syndromes in children.
Austin Authors: Carney, Patrick W ;Prowse, Michael A;Scheffer, Ingrid E 
Affiliation: Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2005
Publication information: 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.
Gov't Doc #: 16333482
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Anticonvulsants.therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Epilepsies, Partial.classification.diagnosis.therapy
Epilepsy, Generalized.classification.diagnosis.therapy
Family Practice.methods
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