"Unknown-onset seizures" now allows a limited classification for seizures where the onset is unknown.
Seizures remain classified by their onset. They are divided into focal (one brain hemisphere) or generalized (both hemispheres). Tonic, atonic, clonic, myoclonic, and infantile spasms (now epileptic spasms) can have a focal onset and are no longer only listed in the generalized category. The terms "dyscognitive," "psychic," and "secondarily generalized" have been eliminated.
For more on the new ILAE classification, please read here.
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