Studio policentrico retrospettivo sulle epilessie ad esordio nel primo anno di vita finalizzato alla elaborazione di percorsi diagnostici e linee guida

Translated title of the contribution: A multicenter retrospective study on epilepsy in the first year of life to devise diagnostic directives and guidelines

I. De Giorgi, E. Freri, P. Borrelli, F. Ragona, F. Teutonico, V. De Giorgis, S. Lunghi, E. Fontana, N. Specchio, L. Fusco, F. Vigevano, C. Montomoli, B. Dalla Bernardina, P. Veggiotti, T. Granata

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Abstract

A multicenter retrospective survey was performed in four childhood epilepsy centers to define the diagnostic course in patients with epilepsy with onset in the first year of life. A total of 182 children were recruited (male 54%; family history of seizures 12%). The study documented heterogeneous seizure patterns. West syndrome (24% of cases), symptomatic focal epilepsy (24%), and idiopathic focal epilepsy (14%) were the commonest syndromes. An etiologic factor could be documented at first assessment in only 52% of cases. Etiology was however modified during follow-up in 18% of cases. In light of the sstudy results, a standard protocol was devised to be used in a prospective investigation aimed to the development of guidelines.

Translated title of the contributionA multicenter retrospective study on epilepsy in the first year of life to devise diagnostic directives and guidelines
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)134-135
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number142
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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