Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy in Infancy: Dravet SyndromeHot
Epilepsy 58864 0
Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SME) was described by Charlotte Dravet in 1978. In the Revised ILAE classification of epilepsies, the SMEI named "Dravet syndrome" because of the lack of myoclonic seizures in many patients and is considered under Electroclinical syndromes.
Classification of seizuresHot
Epilepsy 9495 0
The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Commission on Classiﬁcation and Terminology has revised concepts, terminology, and approaches for classifying seizures and forms of epilepsy. Generalized and focal are redeﬁned for seizures as occurring in and rapidly engaging bilaterally distributed networks (generalized) and within networks limited to one hemisphere and either discretely localized or more widely distributed (focal). Classiﬁcation of generalized seizures is simpliﬁed. No natural classiﬁcation for focal seizures exists; focal seizures should be described according to their manifestations (e.g., dyscognitive, focal motor). The concepts of generalized and focal do not apply to electroclinical syndromes. Genetic, structural–metabolic, and unknown...
Anti NMDAR encephalitisHot
Encephalitis 83803 0
Anti NMDAR encephalitis is an acute Encephalitis associated with antibodies against N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate receptors and is now considered a distinct clinical entity
Fever induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school age childrenHot
Epileptic Encephalopathies 20355 0
Fever induced refractory epileptic encephalopathy in school age children (FIRES) is a devastating condition which follows a prolonged refractory status epilepticus (SE) triggered by fever of unknown cause. The intractable perisylvian status epilepticus might persist for more than a month and results in severe cognitive impairment.