Fast Five Quiz: Can You Properly Identify and Treat Epilepsy?

Amy Kao, MD


February 17, 2015

As proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) in 2005, epilepsy is defined as a brain disorder characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate epileptic seizures and by the neurobiologic, cognitive, psychological, and social consequences of this condition. Traditionally, the diagnosis of epilepsy required the occurrence of at least two unprovoked seizures. In 2014, an ILAE task force broadened the practical definition of epilepsy to include two additional clinical situations: (1) having one unprovoked seizure and at least a 60% probability of further seizures; and (2) a diagnosis of an epilepsy syndrome. Do you know the signs and symptoms, appropriate workup, and best treatment practices for epilepsy? Test yourself with this quick quiz.


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