Early predictors of intractability in childhood epilepsy: A community- based case-control study in Copparo, Italy

Ilaria Casetta, E. Granieri, V. C. Monetti, G. Gilli, M. R. Tola, E. Paolino, V. Govoni, E. Iezzi

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Abstract

Objectives - To identify early predictors of intractability in childhood and adolescence epilepsy. Materials and methods - We carried out a community- based case-control study using the incidence cohort of epileptic patients living in the district of Copparo, in the province of Ferrara, Italy. The comparative study was performed in 31 cases and 95 controls. Cases were patients who averaged at least 1 unprovoked seizure per month during an observational period of at least 2 years. Controls were subjects having achieved remission for at least 5 years regardless of current therapy. Results - Onset at age

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-333
Number of pages5
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Volume99
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Intractable epilepsy
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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