Early predictors of intractability in childhood epilepsy: a community-based case-control study in Copparo, Italy.

@article{Casetta1999EarlyPO,
  title={Early predictors of intractability in childhood epilepsy: a community-based case-control study in Copparo, Italy.},
  author={Ilaria Casetta and Enrico Granieri and Vincenza Cinzia Monetti and Giuseppe Gilli and Maria Rosaria Tola and Ezio Paolino and Vittorio Govoni and Ennio Iezzi},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={99 6},
  pages={329-33}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify early predictors of intractability in childhood and adolescence epilepsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We carried out a community-based case-control study using the incidence cohort of epileptic patients living in the district of Copparo, in the province of Ferrara, Italy. The comparative study was performed in 31 cases and 95 controls. Cases were patients who averaged at least 1 unprovoked seizure per month during an observational period of at least 2 years. Controls were… CONTINUE READING

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