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May 1981

Epilepsies of Childhood

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VIDT-2052 1425-Buenos Aires Argentina

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(5):328. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510050094031

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This is a very comprehensive book on the diagnosis and management of paroxysmal cerebral disorders in childhood, one that fills a definite lack in the pediatrics literature, at least in the English language. The contents include history, statistics, classification and etiology, neonatal seizures, infantile spasms and myoclonic epilepsies of early infancy and childhood, febrile convulsions and status epilepticus, petit mal, grand mal, elementary and complex partial seizures, reflex epilepsy, adolescence, the relationship of the epilepsies to trauma, mental handicap, brain tumors and sleep, unusual manifestations, emotional and psychiatric aspects, learning disorders, differential diagnosis and investigation, management and anticonvulsant therapy, surgical treatment, prognosis, prevention, and prospects for the future. Clearly, the scope of this book is wide. The word "EEG" is not included in the table of contents, but a brief description of EEG techniques, interpretation, values, and limitations, and a discussion of the use of newer telemetric equipment are included

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