John Libbey Eurotext

Childhood epilepsy with a small number of seizures may be left untreated: an international prospective study Volume 21, numéro 2, April 2019


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1 Department of Neurology, Section Paediatric Neurology, Erasmus Medical Centre - Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam
2 Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen
3 Department of Neurology, Maasstad Hospital, Rotterdam
4 Department of Neurology, Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital, Nijmegen
5 Department of Paediatric Neurology, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht
6 Department of Paediatric Neurology, Medical Centre Haaglanden and Juliana Children's Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands
7 Department of Paediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
* Correspondence: Willem F. Arts Dept. of Paediatric Neurology, Erasmus Medical Centre-Sophia Children's Hospital, 24, Louis Couperusplein, 2514HP The Hague, The Netherlands


It is unknown whether treatment with antiepileptic drugs in children with epilepsy with a presumed good prognosis is always necessary. We aimed to study the course of newly diagnosed epilepsy in children with a presumed good prognosis who are managed without AED treatment.