Epilepsy & Seizures

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Epilepsy
First unprovoked seizure: workup and management
Impact of sleep on epileptic manifestations
Seizures presenting in childhood

Adult Onset Epilepsy & Seizures

Alcohol withdrawal seizures
Antibody-mediated epilepsies
Aphasic seizures
Asymmetric tonic seizures
Autosomal dominant sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy
Benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy
Drug-induced seizures
Epilepsia partialis continua of Kozhevnikov
Epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures alone
Familial focal epilepsy with variable foci
Familial lateral temporal lobe epilepsy
Generalized onset tonic-clonic seizures
Generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus
Hippocampal and parahippocampal seizures
Hot water epilepsy
Inhibitory motor seizures
Jacksonian seizures
Posttraumatic epilepsy
Secondarily generalized absence seizures
Secondarily generalized tonic-clonic seizures
Seizures associated with eclampsia
Subtle status epilepticus
Transient epileptic amnesia

Juvenile Onset Epilepsy & Seizures

Epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures alone
Familial lateral temporal lobe epilepsy
Familial mesial temporal lobe epilepsy
Fejerman syndrome
Hypothalamic hamartoma with gelastic seizures
Idiopathic photosensitive occipital lobe epilepsy
Juvenile absence epilepsy
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
Lafora disease
Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis
Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers
Neuroacanthocytosis
Progressive myoclonus epilepsies
Unverricht-Lundborg disease

Childhood Onset Epilepsy & Seizures

Absence status epilepticus
Antibody-mediated epilepsies
Aphasic seizures
Asymmetric tonic seizures
Atonic seizures
Atypical absence seizures
Autosomal dominant sleep-related hypermotor epilepsy
Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
Childhood absence epilepsy
Epilepsia partialis continua of Kozhevnikov
Epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures alone
Epilepsy with myoclonic absences
Epilepsy with myoclonic-atonic seizures
Epileptic encephalopathy with continuous spike-and-wave during sleep
Eyelid myoclonia
Familial focal epilepsy with variable foci
Familial lateral temporal lobe epilepsy
Febrile seizures
Frontal lobe seizures
Gelastic seizures
Generalized onset clonic seizures
Generalized onset tonic seizures
Generalized onset tonic-clonic seizures
Genetic epilepsy with febrile seizures plus
Hippocampal and parahippocampal seizures
Hot water epilepsy
Idiopathic childhood occipital epilepsy of Gastaut
Jacksonian seizures
Lafora disease
Landau-Kleffner syndrome
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
Myoclonic absences
Myoclonic-atonic seizures
Myoclonus epilepsy with ragged-red fibers
Nodding syndrome
Panayiotopoulos syndrome
Primary reading epilepsy
Progressive epilepsy with mental retardation
Progressive myoclonus epilepsies
Rasmussen syndrome
Secondarily generalized absence seizures
Startle epilepsy
Tonic status epilepticus
Typical absences

Infancy Onset Epilepsy & Seizures

Benign infantile seizures
Dravet syndrome
Early myoclonic encephalopathy
Epilepsy with myoclonic-atonic seizures
Epileptic spasms
Febrile seizures
Hemiconvulsion-hemiplegia-epilepsy syndrome
Migrating partial seizures of infancy
Myoclonic epilepsy in infancy
Ohtahara syndrome
Pyridoxine-dependent epilepsy
Reflex anoxic seizures
Startle epilepsy
West syndrome

Neonatal Onset Epilepsy & Seizures

Benign familial neonatal seizures
Benign neonatal seizures
Congenital cytomegalovirus
Congenital rubella
Neonatal seizures

Disorders Confused with Seizures

Ambiguous paroxysmal events
Convulsive syncope
Episodic dyscontrol
Hyperekplexia
Paroxysmal dyskinesias
Psychogenic seizures

Diagnostic Tests

Treatment Information

Anticonvulsants
Carbamazepine
EEG in encephalopathic conditions
EEG in epilepsy
Epilepsy surgery in adults
Epilepsy surgery in children
Epilepsy: treatment in developing countries
Ezogabine (retigabine)
Fosphenytoin
Gabapentin
Lacosamide
Lamotrigine
Levetiracetam
Oxcarbazepine
Perampanel
Pharmacological treatment of epilepsy in adolescents and adults
Phenytoin
Pregabalin
Primidone
Tiagabine
Topiramate
Vagus nerve stimulation
Valproic acid
Vigabatrin
Zonisamide

Related Topics

Aura continua
Depressive disorders in epilepsy
Dyscognitive focal status epilepticus
Epilepsy in mitochondrial disorders
Focal clonic seizures
Focal sensory seizures with experiential symptoms
Hemiclonic seizures
Hippocampal atrophy in epilepsy
Hyperkinetic seizures
Myoclonic seizures
Myoclonic status epilepticus
Neocortical temporal lobe seizures
Pregnancy and epilepsy
Reflex seizures
Seizures of the posterior neocortex
Sleep and epilepsy
Visual-sensitive epilepsies

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New findings about stem cells in the brain of patients with epilepsy
Dec 15, 2016
Neural stem cells have been found in epileptic brain tissue -- outside the regions of the brain where they normally reside. In a group of patients who underwent surgery for epilepsy, over half had stem cells where healthy individuals do not have them, according to a study from Sahlgrenska Academy.
Gene discovered to cause epileptic encephalopathy
Nov 28, 2016
Scientists have discovered that a severe form of epileptic encephalopathy is caused by recessive loss-of-function mutations in the gene DENND5A. Their findings were published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
Study links mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and kids with epilepsy
Nov 18, 2016
A new study published in the current issue of Neurology shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. Having a father with rheumatoid arthritis did not have any effect on whether the child would develop epilepsy.
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Epilepsia (Spanish)
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Epilepsy (condensed)
Epilepsy and pregnancy
Epilepsy Foundation
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