The aetiologies of epilepsy.

  title={The aetiologies of epilepsy.},
  author={Simona Balestrini and Alexis Arzimanoglou and Ingmar Bl{\"u}mcke and Ingrid Eileen Scheffer and Samuel Wiebe and Johan Zelano and Matthew C. Walker},
  journal={Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape},
  volume={23 1},
The identification of the aetiology of a patient's epilepsy is instrumental in the diagnosis, prognostic counselling and management of the epilepsies. Indeed, the aetiology can be important for determining the recurrence risk of single seizures and so for making a diagnosis of epilepsy. Here, we divide the aetiologies into six categories: structural, genetic, infectious, metabolic, immune (all of which are part of the International League Against Epilepsy [ILAE] classification system) and… 

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