John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Benign epilepsies of childhood - distinct syndromes and overlap Volume 2, supplément 4, Supplément 1, Décembre 2000

Auteur
Service de neuropédiatrie, Hôpital Saint-Vincent de Paul, 74, avenue Denfert-Rochereau, Paris, France.
  • Page(s) : 41-3
  • Année de parution : 2001

Epilepsies can be considered as benign as long as they do not comprise the long term quality of life of the person. Childhood benign partial and absence epilepsies are usually considered as good examples. A number of clinical and EEG features have been shown to indicate a favorable outcome [1], and there is growing evidence that a genetic background is causal in the majority of the cases. The term benign means that the seizures disappear [...]