Epilepsy Syndromes in Infancy

Christian M. Korff, Douglas R. Nordli*

*Corresponding author for this work

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An increasing number of infantile epilepsy syndromes have been recognized. However, a significant number of infants (children aged 1-24 months) do not fit in any of the currently used subcategories. This article reviews the clinical presentation, electroencephalographic findings, evolution, and management of the following entities: early infantile epileptic encephalopathy, early myoclonic epilepsy, infantile spasms/West syndrome, severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy, myoclonic-astatic epilepsy, generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus, malignant migrating partial seizures of infancy, hemiconvulsions-hemiplegia-epilepsy, benign myoclonic epilepsy, and benign familial/nonfamilial infantile seizures. Issues related to their classification are addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-263
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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