Natural history of treated childhood-onset epilepsy: prospective, long-term population-based study.

@article{Sillanp2006NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of treated childhood-onset epilepsy: prospective, long-term population-based study.},
  author={Matti L Sillanp{\"a}{\"a} and Dieter B Schmidt},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2006},
  volume={129 Pt 3},
  pages={617-24}
}
It is not well known how often drug resistance, a major clinical problem, occurs early or late in the course of epilepsy and how often epilepsy follows a continuous, remitting or relapsing-remitting pattern. To provide evidence if, in fact, different patterns of evolution of drug resistance and remission exist, a prospective, long-term population-based study of 144 patients followed on the average for 37.0 years (SD 7.1, median 40.0, range 11-42) since their first seizure before the age of 16… CONTINUE READING
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