Epilepsy Unit, Department of Pediatric Neuroscience. Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy. Member of ERN EpiCARE
IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, Bologna, Italy. Member of ERN EpiCARE
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Department of Paediatric Clinical Epileptology, Sleep Disorders and Functional Neurology in Children, University Hospitals of Lyon (HCL), Coordinator of the ERN EpiCARE and of the Brain Dynamics and Cognition Team (DYCOG),INSERM U1028, CNRS UMR5292, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, Lyon, France
Research Coordinator, Epilepsy Unit, San Juan de Dios Children's Hospital, Member of the ERN EpiCARE and Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Department of Neurology, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. Member of ERN EpiCARE
Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) Barcelona, Spain
Correspondence: Francesca Bisulli
IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, and
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences,
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Authors contributed equally.
The COVID-19 pandemic shook European healthcare systems, with unavoidable gaps in the management of patients with chronic diseases. We describe the impact of the pandemic on epilepsy care in three tertiary epilepsy centres from Spain and Italy, the most affected European countries.