Practical management issues for idiopathic generalized epilepsies.

  title={Practical management issues for idiopathic generalized epilepsies.},
  author={Selim R. Benbadis},
  volume={46 Suppl 9},
The idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) are a group of epilepsies that are genetically determined, have no structural or anatomic cause, and usually begin early in life. Neurologic examination, intelligence, and imaging studies are normal, and EEG shows only epileptiform abnormalities (i.e., no abnormal slow activity or evidence for diffuse encephalopathy). In some IGE, the genetic substrate has been identified, whereas in most, it remains unknown. Depending on the age at onset and… CONTINUE READING
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