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Book Reviews
October 2001

Epilepsy in Childhood and Adolescence

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SUSAN T.IANNACCONEMD

Arch Neurol. 2001;58(10):1709-1710. doi:

2nd ed, edited by Richard Appleton, MA, DCH, and John Gibbs, MD, DCH, 155 pp, with illus, $39.95, 1-85317-654-0, Malden, Mass, Blackwell Science Inc, 1999.

Pediatricians and general practitioners are often perplexed when confronted with a patient who has seizures and epilepsy. These physicians should be able to recognize a child at risk, provide intervention, and determine when it is appropriate to refer a patient to a neurologist or child neurologist. Epilepsy in Childhood and Adolescence is an excellent resource for those in training, especially pediatric and child neurology residents or those in practice who need basic information. It provides a discussion of diagnostic categories based on seizure classification. There are numerous figures of superior quality depicting ictal and interictal electroencephalograms and magnetic resonance imaging scans. Although the names are not generally recognized experts in the field of pediatric epilepsy, their collected years of practice and experience place their book in high regard.

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