International League Against Epilepsy classification and definition of epilepsy syndromes with onset at a variable age: position statement by the ILAE Task Force on Nosology and Definitions

Kate Riney, Alicia Bogacz, Ernest Somerville, Edouard Hirsch, Rima Nabbout, Ingrid E. Scheffer, Sameer M. Zuberi, Taoufik Alsaadi, Satish Jain, Jacqueline French, Nicola Specchio, Eugen Trinka, Samuel Wiebe, Stéphane Auvin, Leonor Cabral-Lim, Ansuya Naidoo, Emilio Perucca, Solomon L. Moshé, Elaine C. Wirrell, Paolo Tinuper

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Abstract

The goal of this paper is to provide updated diagnostic criteria for the epilepsy syndromes that have a variable age of onset, based on expert consensus of the International League Against Epilepsy Nosology and Definitions Taskforce (2017–2021). We use language consistent with current accepted epilepsy and seizure classifications and incorporate knowledge from advances in genetics, electroencephalography, and imaging. Our aim in delineating the epilepsy syndromes that present at a variable age is to aid diagnosis and to guide investigations for etiology and treatments for these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1443-1474
Number of pages32
JournalEpilepsia
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Rasmussen syndrome
  • epilepsy with reading-induced seizures
  • focal epilepsy syndromes
  • mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis
  • progressive myoclonus epilepsies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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