Epilessia nelle malattie progressive: Percorso diagnostico

Translated title of the contribution: Epilepsy in progressive disease: Diagnostic work-up

T. Granata, M. Bugiani

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Epileptic seizures may be the early or prominent symptom in a number of progressive neurological disease with onset in infancy and childhood. In some cases, the epileptic syndrome may be typical enough to suspect a specific diagnosis or at least to suggest a progressive disorder. In most cases, however, the diagnostic suggestion comes from the recognition of selected-although not specific-electroclinical features properly integrated with clinical, electrophysiological and imaging findings. This paper focuses on the clinical and laboratory data that address the suspect of a progressive disorder, proposing a first-step diagnostic work-up to be used as a trace to more specific etiologic procedures. Moreover, it suggests the need for a close clinical and electrophysiological follow-up in those cases in which a diagnosis cannot be reached at the time of the first evaluation.

Translated title of the contributionEpilepsy in progressive disease: Diagnostic work-up
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number118
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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