ILAE Official Report: A practical clinical definition of epilepsy

  title={ILAE Official Report: A practical clinical definition of epilepsy},
  author={R. Fisher and C. Acevedo and A. Arzimanoglou and A. Bogacz and J. Cross and C. Elger and J. Engel and L. Forsgren and J. French and M. Glynn and D. Hesdorffer and B. I. Lee and G. Mathern and S. Mosh{\'e} and E. Perucca and I. Scheffer and T. Tomson and Masako Watanabe and S. Wiebe},
  • R. Fisher, C. Acevedo, +16 authors S. Wiebe
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Epilepsia
  • Epilepsy was defined conceptually in 2005 as a disorder of the brain characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures. This definition is usually practically applied as having two unprovoked seizures >24 h apart. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) accepted recommendations of a task force altering the practical definition for special circumstances that do not meet the two unprovoked seizures criteria. The task force proposed that epilepsy be considered to… CONTINUE READING
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