About 85% of persons with epilepsy inhabit the developing world. Recent studies in developed and developing countries have shown that up to 70% of newly diagnosed children and adults with epilepsy can be successfully treated with antiepileptic drugs. In these regions, more than 60% of people with epilepsy may not receive the treatment they need. This wide treatment gap in these regions needs to be narrowed to decrease morbidity and mortality due to epilepsy.
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