Epilepsy is a neurological condition where a person has a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain. The brain is made up of millions of nerve cells that use electrical signals to ... See full synopsis
NHS Advances in Childhood Epilepsy (2012) online
Epilepsy is a neurological condition where a person has a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain. The brain is made up of millions of nerve cells that use electrical signals to control the bodys functions, senses and thoughts. If the signals are disrupted, the person may have an epileptic seizure sometimes called a fit or attack. Epilepsy can start at any age including childhood
childhood absence epilepsy). Cryptogenic or symptomatic (. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome). early infantile epileptic encephalopathy with burst suppression) Unknown cause (mostly genetic or presumed genetic origin).
2 Epilepsy in childhood continued Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes, also known as benign rolandic epilepsy, is the most common idiopathic focal epilepsy syndrome. Symptomatology in focal seizures depends on the site of origin and spread patterns. For example, seizures arising from the primary motor strip in the posterior frontal lobe are associated with focal clonic jerking.
Recent advances in pediatric epileptology are the consequence of the explosive advance of medical technology in recent years. In this manuscript, some of the major highlights of these technology driven advances will be presented. ct: Recent advances in pediatric epileptology are the consequence of the explosive advance of medical technology in recent years. Recognition of a typical EEG spike pattern leads to the identification of benign focal epilepsy of childhood, an extremely frequent electro-clinical syndrome of excellent prognosis. The development of CT scan and particularly of high resolution MRI, has led to the easy identification of a variety of pathologies which were previously recognized.
Pediatric generalized epilepsy syndromes are a diverse group of conditions with onset in infancy or childhood. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classifies generalized epilepsy syndromes according to the etiology as either idiopathic, symptomatic, or cryptogenic. In idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndromes, the most common form of childhood epilepsy, genetic causes are suspected. The symptomatic forms are associated with metabolic or structural abnormalities, while the etiology of cryptogenic epilepsies is unknown. The syndromes are further classified according to the patient's age at onset, as well as clinical and EEG characteristics.
Epilepsy In Childhood. Surgery for epilepsy in children presents manymore problems and questions than in adults.
Advances in our understanding of epilepsy would only be of limited benefit without concurrent improvements in the provision of epilepsy services. Fortunately, in the United Kingdom, there are several initiatives that are likely to enhance epilepsy services. The deficiencies in the provision of epilepsy care revealed by the National Sentinel Clinical Audit of Epilepsy-Related Death have provided a clear impetus for change.
Learn about childhood epilepsy from Steve Wolf, MD and Patty McGoldrick, NP in this Howcast video. Patty McGoldrick:There are several types of epilepsy that present in childhood. There is a big increase in epilepsy in infancy, and then there's another big increase at the end of the lifespan when people are older. But, there are a group that just presents in childhood, like in elementary school and middle school, and kids for the first time present with seizures. The two big ones are benign rolandic epilepsy and absence Epilepsy.
|Georgina Burnett||-||Herself - Presenter|
|Alison Cornell||-||Herself - Campaigns Coordinator, Young Epilepsy|
|Louise Cousins||-||Herself - Spokesperson, Epilepsy Action|
|Helen Cross||-||Herself - The Prince of Wales's Chair of Childhood Epilepsy|
|David Ford||-||Himself - Chief Executive, Young Epilepsy|
|Sally-Ann Remnant||-||Herself - Clinical Nurse Specialist in Epilepsy|