4. The Causes of Epilepsy

  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.ch4

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition

How to Cite

Shorvon, S. (2010) The Causes of Epilepsy, in Handbook of Epilepsy Treatment, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325201.ch4

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:

  • The Causes of Epilepsy;
  • human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
  • Generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus (GEFS+);
  • Idiopathic epilepsy;
  • idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGEs);
  • Dravet syndrome (severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy [SMEI]);
  • Symptomatic epilepsy of genetic or congenital origin;
  • Symptomatic epilepsy due to acquired causes;
  • Provoked seizures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Idiopathic epilepsy

  • Symptomatic epilepsy of genetic or congenital origin

  • Symptomatic epilepsy due to acquired causes

  • Provoked seizures