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  • Paroxysmal non-epileptic seizures in children: recognition and approach to diagnosis
  • Posted in Paedatric Neurology

  • 11th Dec 2012

  • Non-epileptic seizures (NES) constitute an important differential diagnosis for epileptic seizures in all age groups. NES should be carefully considered and should be ruled out before making a diagnosis of epilepsy. Confident diagnosis of NES in children is often more challenging than making a positive diagnosis of epilepsy. A significant proportion of children suspected of epilepsy or even those who have been labelled with a definite diagnosis of epilepsy or even refractory epilepsy, have never had an epileptic seizure.