Pediatric Epilepsy Case Studies: From Infancy and Childhood through Adolescence

1st Edition

Kevin Chapman, Jong M. Rho

CRC Press
Published September 18, 2008
Reference - 296 Pages - 62 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420083422 - CAT# 83422

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Summary

The amount of information currently available on pediatric epilepsy, as with all burgeoning fields, can seem overwhelming. Pediatric Epilepsy Case Studies: From Infancy and Childhood through Adolescence reviews the recent flood of new information on the pathophysiology, genetics, and treatment of the various epilepsy syndromes and distills it into an easy-to-use guide. Edited by respected and well-known leaders in the field, the book provides brief, but thorough, descriptions of the different syndromes commonly encountered in clinical practice across the pediatric range.

Grasping the complexity and nuances associated with various epileptic syndromes can be daunting. Therefore, the book begins with an introduction to the fundamentals of epilepsy. Subsequent sections include succinct case presentations and clinically relevant discussions of the more common epilepsy syndromes affecting each age group. The chapter authors describe why they chose each particular case, what they learned, and how it changed their practice. The extensive resource section provides an authoritative guide to relevant findings scattered in the literature.

Research in the field of epilepsy will continue at a rapid pace, with the ultimate hope of curing many intractable epilepsy syndromes. Organized chronologically, from neonate through adolescence, this book is the culmination of a group effort involving leading physicians and researchers whose contributions constitute a concise and practical reference for health professionals in training.

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