In a general hospital population of 74000 children under the age of 16 years in southern Stockholm, 79 children were started on antiepileptic drugs due to epilepsy during the 2 year period 1990-92.
The mean annual incidence of childhood epilepsy in this area was 53 per 100 000 children younger than 16 years.
Neurological impairments were identified in 35% of the children.
The epilepsy diagnoses were set according to the International Classification System proposed by the International League Against Epilepsy.
Partial seizures were seen in 52% of the children.
The syndrome BECT was identified in 11%. The epilepsy was symptomatic in 30%, and therapy-resistant in 23%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système nerveux pathologie, Epilepsie, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Encéphale pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Suède, Europe, Incidence
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nervous system diseases, Epilepsy, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Cerebral disorder, Central nervous system disease, Sweden, Europe, Incidence
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0000619
Code Inist : 002B17A03. Création : 01/03/1996.