Epilepsy diagnosis and localization in patients with antecedent childhood febrile convulsions.

@article{HamatiHaddad1998EpilepsyDA,
  title={Epilepsy diagnosis and localization in patients with antecedent childhood febrile convulsions.},
  author={A Hamati-Haddad and Bassel Abou-Khalil},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={917-22}
}
PURPOSE A history of febrile convulsions (FC) is often obtained in patients presenting for surgical treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), but it is not clear that preferential temporal localization of epilepsy is associated with antecedent FC. METHODS We prospectively inquired about FC and their characteristics in all patients presenting to an epilepsy clinic through a patient questionnaire and interview. We studied the incidence of antecedent childhood febrile convulsions in relation to… CONTINUE READING