Epilepsy: Electroclinical Syndromes

Epilepsy: Electroclinical Syndromes

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Overview

Epilepsy is among the most common scourges afflicting the health of humankind and perhaps the most terrifying. In one form or another, it is suffered by one in everyone hundred people on earth, with a disproportionate prevalence at the early and late extremes of life. There is nothing sacred or sanctifying about it in spite of Hippoc­ rates' terming epilepsy "The Sacred Disease" in a famous treatise. There is nothing ennobling about it despite its occasional designa­ tion as a "noble disorder" by virtue of i ts having affected the likes of Alexander of Macedon, Julius Caesar and other persons of royal lineage. From time to time, epilepsy is hailed as a condition which is artistically inspirational; Fyodor Dostoyevsky's dependence on his own personal experience with complex partial epilepsy as a source of imagery in the transfiguration scenes of The Brothers Karamazov and as a source of experience in The Idiot is often cited in this respect. In fact, for all its victims in human history, epilepsy has been a sad burden which has disrupted and shortened life, causing suffering and castigation for the duration of their terrestrial journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540162056
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 03/28/1987
Series: Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System
Edition description: 1st Edition.
Pages: 399

Table of Contents

1 The Classification of Epileptic Seizures and Epileptic Syndromes.- 2 Neonatal Seizures.- 3 Infantile Spasms (West Syndrome).- 4 Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.- 5 Febrile Seizures.- 6 Absence Seizures.- 7 Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy.- 8 Generalized Tonic-Clonic Epilepsies.- 9 Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsy.- 10 Generalized Status Epilepticus.- 11 Simple Partial Seizures.- 12 Complex Partial Seizures.- 13 Benign Focal Epilepsy of Childhood.- 14 Focal Status Epilepticus: Modern Concepts.

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