Epileptic Syndromes in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence - 6th ed.

Epileptic Syndromes in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence - 6th ed.


Michelle Bureau
Pierre Genton
Antonio V. Delgado-Escueta, MD
Charlotte Dravet
Renzo Guerrini
Carlo Alberto Tassinari
Pierre Thomas
Peter Wolf


John Libbey Eurotext

Additional Details

Length: 600 pp.
Cost: € 159.00

Since 1984, the year of the publication of its first edition, the famous “Blue Guide” has been the international reference for paediatricians and neuropaediatricians with regard to epileptic syndromes in infants, children and adolescents.

This 6th edition reviews some of the most noteworthy developments in the field, particularly in epileptic syndromes, but also focuses on the genetic aspects of the syndromes and their development. Progress brought about by advances in neuroimaging is also discussed in addition to specific etiologies such as parasitic diseases and immune and autoimmune diseases.

The different backgrounds of the contributors - coordinators and authors – ensure that the book’s longstanding reputation for objectivity and seriousness, built over almost 35 years, remain well-deserved.

This book written by the current leading specialists is recognized worldwide as the international reference in epilepsy.

Book written in English. See also, Les Syndromes Epileptiques - 5th ed. (french version)


The syndromic approach of epilepsies : Classifications, epidemiology, prognosis - Genetic bases of epileptic syndromes - Animal models of epileptic syndromes - EEG traits of epileptic syndromes - Neuroimaging and epileptic syndromes - Drug development in epileptic syndromes

Syndromes in infancy and early childhood : Benign neonatal and infantile seizures and epilepsy - Severe neonatal and infantile seizures and epilepsies - Infantile spasms - Febrile seizures, GEFS+ and epilepsies with seizures triggered by fever - Dravet syndrome - Idiopathic myoclonic epilepsies in infancy and early childhood

Syndromes in childhood and adolescence : Lennox-Gastaut syndrome - Idiopathic focal epilepsies in childhood - Encephalopathy with status epilepticus during slow sleep (ESES) including Landau-Kleffner syndrome - Absence epilepsies: CAE, JAE, early absences, myoclonic absences and other syndromes - Isolated focal seizures in adolescence - Juvenile myoclonic epilepsies

Other epileptic syndromes : Rasmussen’s encephalitis - Epilepsy with generalized tonic-clonic seizures only - Temporal lobe epilepsy syndromes - Frontal lobe and other extratemporal epilepsies - Photosensitivity and syndromes - Epilepsy syndromes in the elderly

Special etiologies and situations : Epilepsy in inborn errors of metabolism - Genetically determined focal epilepsies - Autoimmune epilepsies and encephalopathies - Brain parasitic infestations - Complex and other reflex epilepsies - Epilepsy and chromosomal disorders and CNV - Progressive myoclonus epilepsies - Epilepsy and cortical malformations

ISBN : 978-2-7420-1572-6



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