Incidence, prevalence and aetiology of seizures and epilepsy in children.

@article{Camfield2015IncidencePA,
  title={Incidence, prevalence and aetiology of seizures and epilepsy in children.},
  author={Peter R. Camfield and Carol S. Camfield},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  year={2015},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          117-23
        }
}
  • P. Camfield, C. Camfield
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Medicine
  • Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape
AIM To (1) summarize published, peer-reviewed literature about the incidence and prevalence of epilepsy in children from developed and developing countries around the world, and (2) discuss problems in defining aetiologies of epilepsy in children, and distinguish between seizures and epilepsy. METHODS Review of selected literature with particular attention to systematic reviews. RESULTS The incidence of epilepsy in children ranges from 41-187/100,000. Higher incidence is reported from… Expand
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