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Davidson L, Derry C. Seizure classification key to epilepsy management. Practitioner 2015; 259 (1785):13-19

Seizure classification key to epilepsy management

24 Sep 2015Pais-up subscribers

The diagnosis of epilepsy is often incorrect, potentially in up to 20% of cases, so should be revisited if seizures are not responding to treatment. SIGN recommends that the diagnosis of epilepsy should be made by an epilepsy specialist, ideally in the setting of a dedicated first seizure or epilepsy clinic. Diagnosis relies primarily on the history. Distinguishing between a genetic generalised epilepsy and a focal epilepsy is vital as this influences investigation, treatment and prognosis.

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