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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

Rationale for treating epilepsy in children Volume 4, supplément 2, Supplement 2, October 2002

Neurosciences Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Institute of Child Health, The Wolfson Centre, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AP, UK
  • Page(s) : 9-22
  • Année de parution : 2002

The development of new diagnostic tools, antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and surgical techniques have prompted considerable changes in the approach to management of epilepsy in children. Advances in clinical pharmacology, a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in epileptogenesis, and a more precise diagnosis of the specific aetiology and epilepsy syndrome, now allow a more rational choice of drugs [1]. Certain childhood epilepsy [...]