The epidemiology of epilepsy revisited.

  title={The epidemiology of epilepsy revisited.},
  author={Josemir W. Sander},
  journal={Current opinion in neurology},
  volume={16 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Epidemiology is the study of the dynamics of a medical condition in a population. There are many shortcomings in the understanding of the epidemiology of epilepsy mostly caused by methodological problems. These include diagnostic accuracy, case ascertainment, and selection bias. In this article recent progress in this area is discussed and suggestions for future research are made. RECENT FINDINGS It is generally accepted that in developed countries the incidence is around 50… CONTINUE READING
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