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Epilepsy Research and Treatment - Volume 2014 2014, Article ID 624309, 8 pages -

Review Article

Epilepsy Center, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, Federico II University of Naples, 80131 Naples, Italy

Institute of Biostructure and Bioimaging, CNR and Department of Biomorphological Sciences, Federico II University, 80131 Naples, Italy

Neurology Outpatients Service, Naples Local Health Unit, 80100 Naples, Italy

Received 9 October 2013; Revised 14 December 2013; Accepted 19 December 2013; Published 10 February 2014

Academic Editor: Louis Lemieux

Copyright © 2014 Leonilda Bilo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The authors review the literature for cases fulfilling the criteria for the proposed idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome IGE of absence status epilepsy described by Genton et al. 2008. Difficulties arising in diagnosing such cases are remarked, and possible overlapping with other proposed IGE syndromes is discussed.

Author: Leonilda Bilo, Sabina Pappatà, Roberto De Simone, and Roberta Meo



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