Classification of pediatric epilepsy

Neurological Disorders

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Classification of pediatric epilepsy

2nd International Conference on Epilepsy & Treatment

October 20-21, 2016 Rome, Italy

Anoop Kumar

Columbia Asia Hospital, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Neurol Disord

Abstract :

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder in children. An epileptic seizure is the manifestation of an abnormal and excessive synchronized discharge of a set of cerebral neurons. The clinical manifestations are sudden and transient and include a wide variety of motor sensory or psychic phenomenon with or without loss of awareness. The symptoms depend on the part of the brain involved and in some cases may be very subtle. Epilepsy may be defined as a condition in which patient is prone to recurrent unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy was defined conceptually in 2005 as a disorder of the brain characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures. This definition is usually practically applied as having two unprovoked seizures more than 24 hours apart. Seizures which have obvious cause do not constitute epilepsy and are termed as acute symptomatic seizures. Classification of epilepsy helps in communication between the doctors, deciding a type of therapy, helps in prognosticating about the likelihood of seizures controls and long term outcome. There have been changes in the terminology used in the classification of seizures and epilepsy syndromes. In 1981, international league against epilepsy (ILAE) proposed a classification based on clinical seizure type and ictal and interictal EEG data and in 1989 for epilepsies (Commission on Classification and Terminology of the ILAE, 1989). A revised version has been proposed in 2010, keeping in mind, neuroimaging, genomic technologies and concepts in molecular biology.

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