Epileptic Encephalopathies in Infants and Children

  title={Epileptic Encephalopathies in Infants and Children},
  author={Douglas R. Nordli},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology},
  • D. Nordli
  • Published 1 October 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Summary: The term epileptic encephalopathy is used to describe diffuse brain dysfunction that is caused, at least in part, by some aspect of epilepsy. Early-infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE), West syndrome, late infantile epileptic encephalopathy, and Lennox-Gastaut are four epilepsy syndromes. These epilepsies are also among the most severe with dire consequences including intractable seizures and severe cognitive dysfunction. These epilepsies share several important characteristics… 

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