ILAE classification of epilepsy syndromes

  title={ILAE classification of epilepsy syndromes},
  author={J. Engel},
  journal={Epilepsy Research},
  • J. Engel
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Epilepsy Research
The efforts of the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) to devise classifications of the epilepsies has greatly improved communication among epileptologists and influenced both basic and clinical research. Several classifications have been proposed since 1970; the most recent classification of epilepsy syndromes and epilepsies was published in 1989. Since 1997, the ILAE Task Force on Classification and Terminology has been evaluating this classification and some modifications have been… Expand
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