The current study was effected on a population of 496 mentally retarded institutionalized subjects, of which 16.7% were also affected by epilepsy. Following clinical and instrumental examinations we were able to divide the population into 4 distinct sub-groups whose etiopathogenetic causes could be respectively ascribed to pre-natal, peri-natal, post-natal and unknown factors. We purposely directed our attention towards the pre-natal pathology group which, in the general population, is of rare occurrence, but which instead is significantly present in our sample. Furthermore, it was found that the major part of these pathologies can be ascribed to a malformative etiopathogenesis and that their concomitance with epilepsy has never been the object of accurate investigation despite having been described in medical literature.
|Translated title of the contribution||Malformation as an etiopathogenetic factor of epilepsy in children|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology