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[Prognosis in childhood epilepsy after discontinuation of therapy (author's transl)].

Authors
  • Förster, C
  • Schmidberger, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde : Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinderheilkunde
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1982
Volume
130
Issue
4
Pages
225–228
Identifiers
PMID: 7099177
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

114 epileptic children were followed up after discontinuation of anticonvulsive therapy. Seizures recurred in 35 (30%). The relapse rate was high in psychomotor attacks and in combination of multiple seizure types. Only in psychomotor attacks was seizure frequency in relation to relapse. There also was a relation of relapse to mental and motor retardation, beginning puberty and onset of epilepsy between 3--7 years. The EEG before drug withdrawal was a poor prognostic criterium, worsening of EEG findings after drug withdrawal, however indicated an unfavourable outcome.

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