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Book Reviews
February 2002

Intractable Focal Epilepsy

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Arch Neurol. 2002;59(2):319-320. doi:

edited by John M. Oxbury, PhD, Charles E. Polkey, MD, and Michael Duchowny, MD, 910 pp, $225, London, England, WB Saunders, 2000.

The title needs to be addressed by nature of the words chosen. Intractable focal epilepsy has been defined operationally for adults as

the situation in which seizure control has yet to be achieved more than 2 years after the initiation of treatment with optimal doses of at least three of phenobarbitone, phenytoin, carbamazepine, sodium valproate, and lamotrigine, either individually or in combination.

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