1. Definitions and Epidemiology

  1. Simon Shorvon MA, MB BChir, MD, FRCP Professor of Neurology Clinical Subdean Consultant Neurologist1,2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch1

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

How to Cite

Shorvon, S. (2010) Definitions and Epidemiology, in Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    UCL Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK

  2. 2

    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198189

Online ISBN: 9781444325201

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Keywords:

  • Idiopathic, symptomatic, provoked and cryptogenic epilepsy;
  • Active epilepsy and epilepsy in remission;
  • Acute symptomatic, remote symptomatic and congenital epilepsy;
  • World Health Organization (WHO);
  • disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs);
  • Frequency and population features of epilepsys

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • Frequency and population features of epilepsy