PROGNOSI DELL'EPILESSIA: STUDIO PROSPETTICO DI 187 BAMBINI DOPO L'INIZIO DELLA TERAPIA

Translated title of the contribution: Prognosis of epilepsy in infants and children: A follow up of 187 patients after starting therapy

F. Viani, M. Musicco, A. Van Lierde, M. P. Gulotta, A. Romeo, M. G. Atza

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Abstract

187 infants and children with a newly diagnosed epilepsy were followed for at least two years after the beginning of treatment. The probability of the first recurrence was relatively high (55% at 1 yr) and was related to the epileptic syndrome. The probability to achieve a seizure free period of two years at the end of follow up was 70% and was related to the type of epilepsy: myoclonic astatic and partial epilepsies fared worse than other epilepsies. Of the 131 patients who achieved a terminal 2 year seizure free period, 126 were still on monotherapy. Of the 146 children who had no psychological disturbances at the beginning of treatment, 14.4% developed psychical abnormalities.

Translated title of the contributionPrognosis of epilepsy in infants and children: A follow up of 187 patients after starting therapy
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Pages311-313
Number of pages3
Edition66-67
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Viani, F., Musicco, M., Van Lierde, A., Gulotta, M. P., Romeo, A., & Atza, M. G. (1989). PROGNOSI DELL'EPILESSIA: STUDIO PROSPETTICO DI 187 BAMBINI DOPO L'INIZIO DELLA TERAPIA. In Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia (66-67 ed., pp. 311-313)