The aim of the study is to verify the applicability of criteria of syndromic definition by International Classification for early-onset epilepsies. We have studied 124 patients with epileptic seizures during the first year of life, according to the Classification of Epilepsies and Epileptic Syndromes, 2001. In 63% of cases a diagnosis of specific epileptic syndrome has been done and we have described the distribution of syndromes by aetiology. In 27% of cases epilepsy has not been classified and we evaluated EEG and clinical findings of these patients to try to identify homogeneous groups. The study shows the difficulty to classify epilepsies of the first year of life in specific syndromes and the great aetiological variability at this age.
|Translated title of the contribution||Epilepsies with onset in the first year of life: Syndromic and aetiologic assessment|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology