Treatment of Epileptic Syndromes in Children

Authors: V. Komárek
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika dětské neurologie a Centrum pro epilepsie 2. LF UK a FN v Motole, Praha
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2007; 70/103(5): 473-485
Category: Minimonography

Poděkování: autor děkuje MUDr. Katalin Štěrbové a MUDr. Pavlu Krškovi, Ph.D. za pomoc s obrazovou dokumentací.


The paper provides an overview of the full spectrum of age-related epileptic syndromes in children. The author describes treatment strategies based on semiologic, syndromologic and, in some cases, ethiopathogenetic diagnoses. Traditional pharmacotherapeutic management as well as the potential for epilepsy surgery are described. The paper emphasizes the different approaches to treatment of benign forms and risks related to delayed therapy of catastrophic syndromes. Special attention is paid to paradoxical effects of treatment with unsuitable antiepileptics that have the potential to significantly worsen the progression of some of the age-related syndromes.

Key words:
age-related epileptic syndromes – epileptic encephalopathies – treatment of epileptic syndromes – idiopatic generalized epilepsies – prognosis


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