Prognosis of Epilepsies and Epileptic Syndromes in Children: A Narrative Review

Momen, Ali Akbar and Azizi Malamiri, Reza (2018) Prognosis of Epilepsies and Epileptic Syndromes in Children: A Narrative Review. Reviews in Clinical Medicine, 5 (2). pp. 37-41.

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Epilepsies and epileptic syndromes are among the most common chronic neurological disorders in neonates, infants, and children. Remission occurs in 70 of epileptic children, while other cases experience frequent seizures and become refractory to various treatment modalities. Refractory seizures have a significant adverse impact on the quality of life of epileptic children and their families. Prognosis of epilepsies is determined based on the risk of seizure or convulsion recurrence. Some of the most important risk factors for recurrence are the age at seizure presentation, neurodevelopment of the child, etiology of seizures, seizure frequency before anticonvulsant withdrawal, response to antiepileptic medications, type of epileptic syndromes, and electroencephalography of the patient. Recognition of the risk factors for seizure recurrence results in the optimal management of the treatment protocols, thereby reducing the adverse effects of epileptic seizures on patients and their families. The present study aimed to provide a narrative review of the most important risk factors for the recurrence of epilepsies in children by two child neurologists.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WL Nervous system
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Reviews in Clinical Medicine
Depositing User: RCM RCM
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 04:03
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 04:03

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