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Book Review
August 2000

Childhood Epilepsies and Brain Development

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edited by Astrid Nehlig, Jacques Motte, Solomon L. Moshé, and Perrine Plouin, 311 pp, $103, ISBN 0-86196-578-7, London, England, John Libbey & Co Ltd, 1999.


Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2000;154(8):854. doi:10.1001/archpedi.154.8.854

In Oberni, France, in 1997, clinicians and scientists convened to discuss the mechanism and treatment of epilepsy in the developing brain. The result of their exhaustive deliberations is Childhood Epilepsies and Brain Development. Seizures and epilepsy are common problems in infancy and childhood, and despite tremendous advances in this area, several questions remain unanswered. These questions were formulated at the onset of the conference in Oberni, and both clinicians and scientists joined together to find new avenues for research and a plan to improve care for children with epilepsy. The participants addressed the following questions concerning epilepsy:

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