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Types of Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition defined by recurring unprovoked seizures. Epilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system and affects people of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. In many cases, there may be no detectable cause for epilepsy. There are a number of epilepsy syndromes that are defined based on a unique combination of symptoms.

Types of epilepsy

Some types of epilepsy and epilepsy syndromes include:

Idiopathic localization-related epilepsies (ILRE)

For a complete listing of epilepsy syndromes, please visit the ILAE website.

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