Proposed Classification and Definition of Epilepsy Syndromes

The Nosology and Definitions Task Force is proposing four ILAE position papers on syndrome definitions at various ages. In addition, a fifth paper is included, that outlines the Methodology for this work, but is not a position paper. These papers summarize diagnostic electroclinical criteria as well as provide information about expected results of other investigations (imaging, genetics), frequent co-morbidities and natural history.

These papers are now posted for public comment through June 15. Please select a position paper below to read and comment:

ILAE Classification & Definition of Epilepsy Syndromes in the Neonate and Infant

ILAE Classification and Definition of Epilepsy Syndromes with Onset in Childhood

ILAE Classification and Definition of Epilepsy Syndromes with Onset at a Variable Age

ILAE definition of the Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy Syndromes

Paolo Tinuper and Elaine Wirrell
Co-Chairs, Nosology and Definitions Task Force

General comments

5 May 2021

I think the definition of epilepsy syndrome need rearrangement as:

Characteristic cluster of clinical neurological features with specific EEG pattern,which present at certain age,supported by specific etiological finding ,carries prognostic and treatment implications and have a range of specific co-morbidity.
(Any signs and symptoms that may occur in epilepsy syndrome belong to underlying neurological pathology).

With my best wishes
Rafid Abdulkadhim Atshan Alneghimsh