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The causes of epilepsy : common and uncommon causes in adults and children / edited by Simon D. Shorvon, Frederick Andermann, Renzo Guerrini.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
xx, 787 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Shorvon, S. D. (Simon D.)
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"Causation is an aspect of epilepsy neglected in the scientific literature and in the conceptualization of epilepsy at a clinical and experimental level. It was to remedy this deficiency that this book was conceived. The book opens with a draft etiological classification that goes some way to filling the nosological void. The book is divided into four etiological categories: idiopathic, symptomatic, cryptogenic, and provoked epilepsies. Each chapter considers topics in a consistent fashion, dealing with the phenomenon of epilepsy in each etiology, including its epidemiology, clinical features and prognosis, and any specific aspects of treatment. The book is a comprehensive reference work, a catalogue of all important causes of epilepsy, and a clinical tool for all clinicians dealing with patients who have epilepsy. It is aimed at epileptologists and neurologists and provides a distillation of knowledge in a form that is helpful in the clinical setting"--Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Introduction; Part II. Idiopathic Epilepsy; Part III. Symptomatic Epilepsy; Part IV. Provoked Epilepsies; Part V. Status Epilepticus.
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