Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Epilepsy and Seizure-related Conditions

Amy Kao, MD

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January 12, 2016

The current system comprises two major categories: localization-related syndromes and generalized-onset syndromes. Physicians ideally would classify their patients' seizures by using the classification for seizure types and make a syndromic diagnosis, if possible.

Localization-related epilepsies and syndromes include the following:

  • Idiopathic, with age-related onset

  • Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes

  • Childhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysms

  • Symptomatic

  • Mesial temporal lobe sclerosis

Generalized epilepsies and syndromes include the following:

  • Idiopathic, with age-related onset

  • Benign neonatal familial convulsions

  • Benign neonatal convulsions

  • Benign myoclonic epilepsy of infancy

  • Childhood absence epilepsy (pyknolepsy)

  • Juvenile absence epilepsy

  • Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME)

  • Epilepsy with grand mal seizures on awakening

  • Idiopathic and/or symptomatic infantile spasms

  • Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

  • Epilepsy with myoclonic astatic seizures

  • Epilepsy with myoclonic absences

  • Symptomatic

For more on the presentation of epilepsy, read here.

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