Jorge Eslava-Cobos

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PURPOSE A national study was performed in Colombia to determine the general and regional prevalence of epilepsy, clinical profiles, seizure types, and clinical syndromes. METHODS Based on the National Epidemiological Study of Neurological Diseases (EPINEURO), we evaluated and followed up for 1 year all the subjects with epilepsy from the National Sample.(More)
The International League Against Epilepsy proposals for classification of epileptic seizures (1981) and of the epilepsies and epileptic syndromes (1985) have been used in daily practice in a pediatric epilepsy clinic in Bogota, Colombia. Most patients can be classified by these schemes, and the classifications are useful in everyday diagnosis and(More)
This study sought to reveal the patterns of medical care given to patients with neurologic diseases in Colombia. To that end, it tracked the daily activities of 30 neurologists chosen from a representative sample of 119 neurologists registered in Colombia in 1993. The information was requested by means of a previously standardized questionnaire and was(More)
Landau-Kleffner is currently considered a rare syndrome that combines acquired aphasia and epilepsy in children. We present two cases and discuss evidence in the literature that suggest how this syndrome is actually only part of a more generalized situation in which epilepsy (a paroxysmal disorder) produces or is accompanied by a prolonged or permanent(More)
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