Réduction et arrêt du traitement.

Translated title of the contribution: Reducing and stopping treatment

J. Roger, R. Guerrini, P. Genton

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Abstract

It is nowadays well-established that a large number of patients with epilepsy can experience a full remission of their condition. In some cases, seizures that were resistant at the onset of the disease may become responsive to therapy over the years. A good knowledge of the classification of epilepsies and epileptic syndromes may give important clues to the overall prognosis of particular epilepsy case. In subjects controlled by therapy, a slow and careful discontinuance of drugs may be initiated after a 2-year seizure-free period. If seizures recur, it will most probably be possible to return to full control with a lesser treatment. Even if seizures fail to be totally controlled and therapy cannot be discontinued, it is often possible to reduce polypharmacy and thus lessen unwanted side-effects.

Translated title of the contributionReducing and stopping treatment
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)323-327
Number of pages5
JournalRevue du Praticien
Volume40
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 1990

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    Roger, J., Guerrini, R., & Genton, P. (1990). Réduction et arrêt du traitement. Revue du Praticien, 40(4), 323-327.