The causes of epilepsy: Common and uncommon causes in adults and children

Simon D. Shorvon, Frederick Andermann, Renzo Guerrini

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Abstract

Causation is an aspect of epilepsy neglected in the scientific literature and in the conceptualization of epilepsy at a clinical and experimental level. It was to remedy this deficiency that this book was conceived. The book opens with a draft etiological classification that goes some way to filling the nosological void. The book is divided into four etiological categories: idiopathic, symptomatic, cryptogenic, and provoked epilepsies. Each chapter considers topics in a consistent fashion, dealing with the phenomenon of epilepsy in each etiology, including its epidemiology, clinical features and prognosis, and any specific aspects of treatment. The book is a comprehensive reference work, a catalogue of all important causes of epilepsy, and a clinical tool for all clinicians dealing with patients who have epilepsy. It is aimed at epileptologists and neurologists and provides a distillation of knowledge in a form that is helpful in the clinical setting.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages811
ISBN (Print)9780511921001, 9780521114479
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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