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 contribution||Prognosis of epilepsy in infants and children: A follow up of 187 patients after starting therapy|
|Title of host publication||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology