The results of a computerized analysis of 555 newly recognized idiopathic epilepsy patients (301 males and 254 females) are presented. All patients were under 30 years over the period 1980-1985. The possible prenatal and perinatal risk factors (RFs) for epilepsy were investigated. The data showed that 307 patients (55.5%) had possible RFs; 162 had one possible RF, 145 two or more. The association of two or more RFs had a high frequency in secondary generalized epilepsy (66.6%) and in partial epilepsy. A multifactorial etiology of epilepsy is suggested, hypothesizing a connection either between prenatal and perinatal RFs or between multiple perinatal RFs.
|Titolo:||Multifactorial etiological aspects of epilepsy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1986|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|