Prevalence and associated features of epilepsy in adults with Down's syndrome.

  title={Prevalence and associated features of epilepsy in adults with Down's syndrome.},
  author={R W McVicker and Oliver E Shanks and R. J. McClelland},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={164 4},
The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of epilepsy in persons with Down's syndrome aged 19 years and over. A total of 191 adults with Down's syndrome were identified, giving a prevalence of 0.76/1000 (95% CI 0.75 to 0.77). Of these, 18 had epilepsy, giving a prevalence of 9.4% (95% CI 5.3% to 13.5%). The prevalence of epilepsy increased with age, reaching 46% in those over 50. The neurophysiological (EEG) findings of the epilepsy group were compared with those of a control group… CONTINUE READING

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