Sub-Section: Specific Epilepsy Syndromes

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BELOW 1 YEAR OF AGE:

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Below 1 year: GEFS+ & Dravet

Below 1 year: West Syndrome

 

MAY START BEFORE 3 YEARS (IN TODDLERS):

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1 to 5 years: Myoclonic-Astatic / Doose Syndrome

1 to 13 years: Rasmussen’s encephalitis

2 to 10 years Childhood Absence Epilepsy

2 to 16 years: BOEC / Panayitopoulous Syndrome

USUALLY AFTER 3 YEARS:

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3 to 5 years: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome & Atypical Absence

3 to 8 years Landau-Kleffner Syndrome & CSWS

3 to 13 years: BECTS / Rolandic Epilepsy

JUVENILES:

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12 to 18 years: What is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (& JAE)? Is JME curable?

ANY AGE:

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Epilepsy with GTC only

Focal Epilepsy: including Temporal & Frontal lobe epilepsy (Tumors, Stroke, Trauma). What is special about Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE)?

Reflex Epilepsy including Photo-sensitive epilepsy, Reading epilepsy & hot-water epilepsy

Epilepsies due to Metabolic Problems

MISCELLANEOUS:

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– What is the cause and treatment of Focal Cortical Dysplasia (FCD)?

– What is the cause and treatment of Mesial Temporal Sclerosis (MTS)?

Progressive Myoclonic Epilepsies: U-L disease, Lafora, MERRF, NCL, Sialidoses, DRPLA

Epileptic Encephalopathy: West, LGS, Dravet, Landau-Kleffner & Focal Epilepsy with CSWS, Angelman & Rett, PME, Sever epilepsy with independent spike foci.
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Caution:
This information is for educational purposes. It is not a substitute for professional medical diagnosis & treatment. Do not change your medications, supplements or other treatments without your doctor's permission.

Dr. Siddharth Kharkar

Dr. Kharkar is a Neurologist, Epilepsy specialist & Parkinson's specialist in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

He has trained in the best institutions in India, US and UK including KEM hospital in Mumbai, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), USA & Kings College in London.

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