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Fitting the fits. Common paediatric epilepsy syndromes

ALEXANDRA JOHNSON

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Abstract

Epilepsy affects 1 to 2% of the population, including children. Revised epilepsy classifications have been published recently, aiming to clarify the diagnosis of epilepsy syndromes. GPs are encouraged to use the new classifications to better diagnose and manage paediatric patients with epilepsy and help inform their anxious families.

Article Extract

Epilepsy affects 1 to 2% of the population, including children. Paediatric epilepsy is anxiety-provoking for families and medical practitioners. Although seizures are always a cause for concern, there are a number of common epilepsy conditions that are self-limiting and often well-controlled.

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