Epilepsy Syndromes of Childhood & Adolescence

A syndrome is a group of signs and symptoms that, added together, suggest a particular medical condition. In epilepsy, examples of these signs and symptoms would be things like the age at which seizures begin, the type of seizures, whether the child is male or female and whether they experience difficulties with learning.

If a child is diagnosed with a particular syndrome, it allows doctors to provide more information about what is most likely to happen to them in future years, not only from the point of view of the epilepsy but also in relation to other features such as learning skills.

Below you will find links to Information leaflets first produced by the Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC) which expalin the most common Epilepsy Syndromes

Epilepsy Syndromes of Childhood & Adolescence 1

Absence; Benign Myoclonic in Infancy; Benign Rolandic; Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Occipital Paroxysms; Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy » read more


Epilepsy Syndromes of Childhood & Adolescence 2

Landau Kleffner; Myoclonic Encephalopathy; Myoclonic Astatic; West Syndrome » read more


Syndromes Of Childhood & Adolescence in which Epilepsy May Occur

Angelman Syndrome; Aicardi Syndrome; Rett Syndrome; Struge-Webber » read more

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