What is a Syndrome?
There are many different types of epilepsy classifications. Nowadays, most people are given a specific diagnosis or name for their epilepsy, rather than just to told that ‘you have epilepsy’. Some epilepsy disorders are classified as syndromes. A seizure syndrome is a type of epilepsy that depends upon:
- Family history
- Age of onset of the condition
- Seizure type(s)
- Cause, and other underlying diseases/conditions
- Rate of progression or development over time
- Presence or absence of neurologic abnormalities
- EEG findings
- Structural and functional neuroimaging findings (such as CT, MRI, PET)
- Response to medication
For detailed information on syndromes contact Epilepsy Action Australia on 1300 37 45 37 or email@example.com.
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