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Instructionmanual for the ILAE 2017 operational classification of seizure types

Robert S Fisher, J Helen Cross, Carol D'Souza, Jacqueline A French, Sheryl R Haut, Norimichi Higurashi, Edouard Hirsch, Floor E Jansen, Lieven Lagae, Solomon L Moshe, Jukka Peltola, Eliane Roulet Perez, Ingrid E Scheffer, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Ernest Somerville, Michael Sperling, Elza Marcia Yacubian, Sameer M Zuberi



This companion paper to the introduction of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) 2017 classification of seizure types provides guidance on how to employ the classification. The classification is illustrated by tables, a glossary of relevant terms, a table mapping old to new terms, recommended abbreviations and examples. Basic and extended versions of the classification are available depending on the desired degree of detail. Key signs and symptoms of seizures (semiology) are used as a basis for categorization of seizures that are focal or generalized from onset or with unknown onset. Any focal seizure can be further optionally characterized with respect to whether awareness is re..

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