publication . Article . 2017

Definition and classification of epilepsy. Classification of epileptic seizures 2016

K. Yu. Mukhin;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2017 Journal: Russian Journal of Child Neurology, volume 12, pages 8-20 (issn: 2073-8803, eissn: 2412-9178, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Publishing House ABV Press
Abstract
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, especially in childhood and adolescence. The incidence varies from 15 to 113 cases per 100 000 population with the maximum among children under 1 year old. The prevalence of epilepsy is high, ranging from 5 to 8 cases (in some regions – 10 cases) per 1000 children under 15 years old. Classification of the disease has great importance for diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. The article presents a novel strategy for classification of epileptic seizures, developed in 2016. It contains a number of brand new concepts, including a very important one, saying that some seizures, previously considered as generaliz...
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free text keywords: epilepsy, incidence, prevalence, epileptic seizure, classification of epileptic seizures, Mental functions, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Epilepsy, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Psychogenic disease, Disease, Myoclonic Seizures, Epileptic seizure, medicine.symptom, Generalized seizure, Population, education.field_of_study, education, lcsh:Neurology. Diseases of the nervous system, lcsh:RC346-429
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