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The structure of idiopathic focal epilepsy was studied with 1118 patients who have diagnosis «epilepsy» with debut of seizures at the age from first days of life to 18 years. The methods included clinical examination, video-EEG monitoring, neuropsychological testing and neurovisualization methods if necessary. Idiopathic forms of focal epilepsy were observed in 189 cases, which rated 16.9% of the total group of patients with debut of seizures. A diagnosis of «idiopathic focal epilepsy (IFE) with central temporal spikes» was arrived in 99 cases (8.8% of patients). Idiopathic occipital epilepsy (IOE) was detected in 47 patients (4.2% of cases). IFE with pseudo generalized attacks (IFE-PGA) - 31 patients (2.8% of cases). Idiopathic focal epilepsy of infancy (IFEI) was observed in 5 cases, which rated 0.5% of the total patients group. Idiopathic focal epilepsy with affective symptoms (IFEAS) was observed in 7 patients (0.6%). In IFE most often detected rolandic epilepsy (in 52.4% of cases). Idiopathic occipital epilepsy was diagnosed in 24.9% of cases. IFE-PGA was observed in 16.4% of patients, IFEAS - in 3.7% of cases and IFEI - in 2.6%. Overall, the results correspond to data obtained in the majority of foreign studies the incidence of idiopathic local forms of epilepsy.

About the Authors

K. Yu. Mukhin
Institute of Child Neurology and Epilepsy them. St. Luke, Moscow
Russian Federation

M. B. Mironov
Institute of Child Neurology and Epilepsy them. St. Luke, Moscow
Russian Federation


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Mukhin K.Yu., Mironov M.B. THE INCIDENCE OF VARIOUS FORMS OF IDIOPATHIC FOCAL EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2011;3(3):33-37. (In Russ.)

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