The Causes of Epilepsy

The Causes of Epilepsy

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Causation is an aspect of epilepsy neglected in the scientific literature and in the conceptualization of epilepsy at a clinical and experimental level. It was to remedy this deficiency that this book was conceived. The book opens with a draft etiological classification that goes some way to filling the nosological void. The book is divided into four etiological categories: idiopathic, symptomatic, cryptogenic, and provoked epilepsies. Each chapter considers topics in a consistent fashion, dealing with the phenomenon of epilepsy in each etiology, including its epidemiology, clinical features and prognosis, and any specific aspects of treatment. The book is a comprehensive reference work, a catalogue of all important causes of epilepsy, and a clinical tool for all clinicians dealing with patients who have epilepsy. It is aimed at epileptologists and neurologists and provides a distillation of knowledge in a form that is helpful in the clinical setting.Common and Uncommon Causes in Adults and Children Simon D. Shorvon, Frederick Andermann, Renzo Guerrini ... Infants are typically full term with a history of a normal pregnancy, labor, and delivery. ... Diagnostic testing a€“a€“ This diagnosis is often one of exclusion in infants who are neurologically normal with new-onset focal clonic seizures. ... Type II has an abnormalKCNQ3 gene, located on 8q24, and also codes for an aberrant a-subunit of a voltage-gated potassium channel.

Title:The Causes of Epilepsy
Author:Simon D. Shorvon, Frederick Andermann, Renzo Guerrini
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2011-04-14


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