Intractable Childhood Epilepsy: Choosing Between the Treatments

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Intractable epilepsy is a significant problem affecting approximately 1 in 10 children with seizures. This is traditionally defined as a failure to respond to at least 2 anticonvulsant drugs tried at reasonable doses for several weeks. Although involving a minority of those with epilepsy, these children typically have significant morbidity, detrimental effects on quality of life, and often require hours of time from a child neurologist in their care. In this review and special issue, a practical approach to management options for children who have refractory epilepsy will be presented from experts in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Neurology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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