Chapter 29. Cryptogenic and Symptomatic Generalized Epilepsies and Syndromes

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief4,5,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head6,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head7 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director8,9
  1. Marco T. Medina MD Professor of Neurology Director1,
  2. Antonio V. Delgado-Escueta MD Professor of Neurology2 and
  3. Luis C. Rodríguez-Salinas MD Chief of Residents3

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch29

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Medina, M. T., Delgado-Escueta, A. V. and Rodríguez-Salinas, L. C. (2009) Cryptogenic and Symptomatic Generalized Epilepsies and Syndromes, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch29

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 5

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 6

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 7

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 8

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 9

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Epilepsy, Neurology Training Program, Postgraduate Direction, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  2. 2

    University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  3. 3

    Neurology Training Program, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008

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Keywords:

  • cryptogenic and symptomatic generalized epilepsies - syndromes;
  • severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI);
  • SMEI - Dravet's syndrome - febrile and afebrile, generalized, and unilateral seizures;
  • west syndrome (WS) - infantile spasms (IS), mental retardation, hypsarrhythmic EEG pattern;
  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) - generalized seizures, tonic, atonic, myoclonic, and atypical absence;
  • epilepsy with myoclonic absences (EMA) - single or associated myoclonic absences (MA);
  • EMA prognosis - persistence into adulthood

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI)

  • West syndrome (WS)

  • Lennox–Gastaut syndrome (LGS)

  • Epilepsy with myoclonic absences (EMA)

  • Further reading