Epilepsy seizure types, classification and treatment

D. S. Magazi*, S. Nkohla, M. T. Mmako

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Epilepsy is a chronic condition whose building blocks are recurrent seizures. It is this varied presentation that at times poses a challenge to making a diagnosis. The response to treatment is also not uniform, making it necessary to individualise. This article discusses the various seizure types, the latest classification by the International League against Epilepsy (ILAE), treatment and prognosis of the condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-27
Number of pages6
JournalSouth African Family Practice
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Classification
  • International League against Epilepsy
  • Seizure types
  • Treatment

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