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Diagnosis of Epilepsy and Related Episodic Disorders.

Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2016 Feb;22(1 Epilepsy):15-37

Purpose Of Review: This review identifies the diverse and variable clinical presentations associated with epilepsy that may create challenges in diagnosis and treatment.

Recent Findings: Epilepsy has recently been redefined as a disease characterized by one or more seizures with a relatively high recurrence risk (ie, 60% or greater likelihood). The implication of this definition for therapy is that antiepileptic drug therapy may be initiated following a first seizure in certain situations. Read More

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February 2016

[Differential diagnosis of cerebral seizures].

F Vassella

Monatsschr Kinderheilkd 1992 Jul;140(7):391-5

Abteilung für Kinderneurologie Universitäts-Kinderklinik, Inselspital, Bern.

Several non-epileptic disorders may cause episodic and paroxysmal symptoms that resemble epilepsy and they must be considered in the differential diagnosis. Some of these disorders are discussed in the present review: vasovagal, vasomotor and cardiac syncopes, breath holding spells. Among the sleep disorders, parasomnias, nightmares and the benign neonatal sleep myoclonus are mentioned. Read More

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