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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

Focal seizures versus focal epilepsy in infancy: a challenging distinction Volume 1, issue 2, Juin 1999

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Hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, 82, av. Denfert-Rochereau, 75674 Paris Cedex, France
  • Key words: epilepsy in infancy, partial seizures, AED induced worsening, migrating partial seizures in infancy, partial epilepsy
  • Page(s) : 135-9
  • Published in: 1999

Focal seizures in infancy have only recently been recognised [1, 2], and it is clear that ictal characteristics are difficult to recognise as such, without ictal electroencephalogram (EEG) recording before the end of the first year of life [3]. Focal epilepsy can be confirmed relatively easily when focal seizures of a single type are combined with neuroradiological evidence of a focal lesion affecting the same area.