ILAE classification of epilepsy syndromes

@article{Engel2006ILAECO,
  title={ILAE classification of epilepsy syndromes},
  author={Jerome Engel},
  journal={Epilepsy Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={70},
  pages={5-10}
}
  • J. Engel
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsy Research

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