Epilepsy and epileptic syndromes at different ages

The main categories in the classification of seizures and epilepsy are primary generalized seizures, partial seizures, and secondary generalized seizures (6) (Tabie.5). Epileptic syndromes(7) are quite frequent in people with mental retardation ranging from early infancy through childhood to adolescence ( Table...®).

Table 5 Classification of epileptic seizures (International League Against Epilepsy)

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Table 6 Salient epileptic syndromes which may be associated with mental retardation and salient mental retardation syndromes which may be associated with epilepsy

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