Journal article

Operational classification of seizure types by the International League Against Epilepsy: position paper of the ILAE Commission for Classification and Terminology

Robert S Fisher, J Helen Cross, Jacqueline A French, Norimichi Higurashi, Edouard Hirsch, Floor E Jansen, Lieven Lagae, Solomon L Moshe, Jukka Peltola, Eliane Roulet Perez, Ingrid E Scheffer, Sameer M Zuberi

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR EPILEPTOLOGIE | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2018

Abstract

The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) presents a revised operational classification of seizure types. The purpose of this revision is to recognize that some seizure types can have either a focal or generalized onset, to enable a classification when the onset is unobserved, to include some missing seizure types and to implement a more transparent and understandable nomenclature. Because current knowledge is insufficient to form a scientifically based classification, the 2017 classification is operational (practical) and based on the 1981 classification with the amendments from 2010. The changes include the following: (1) “partial” becomes “focal”; (2) awareness (disturbance of cons..

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