Refractory Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

Daniel Friedman

in Epilepsy

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Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Refractory Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

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Patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy who continue to have seizures despite appropriate AEDs should undergo a trial of valproate, which may be the most effective agent in these epilepsies. Video-EEG monitoring is recommended for patients with continued seizures as careful analysis may reveal a focal epilepsy.

Chapter.  997 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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