Causes of Epilepsy, The: Common and Uncommon Causes in Adults and Children

Publication Year: 2019

Edition: 2nd Ed.

Authors/Editor: Shorvon, Simon; Guerrini, Renzo; Schachter, Steven; Trinka, Eugen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1-10-842075-4

Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 98

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The definitive and unrivalled textbook on the causes of epilepsy, this extensively revised and expanded second edition provides concise descriptions of all the major genetic and acquired conditions that cause epilepsy in adults and children, and the provoking factors for epileptic seizures and of the causes of status epilepticus.

The identification of the cause of an epileptic seizure is a key element in the clinical management of all patients. In recent decades, advances in theory, neuroimaging, molecular genetics and molecular chemistry have revolutionized our ability to investigate and identify the underlying cause. A new section in this edition considers clinical approaches to diagnosing causes to guide and assist clinicians in investigations. With 128 chapters written by leading figures from around the world, this comprehensive and authoritative resource is indispensable to senior and junior clinicians and trainees working in the field of epilepsy, including specialists in neurology, paediatrics, neurophysiology, psychiatry and neurosurgery.

Key Features:

  • Extensively reviewed and expanded, the book features 128 chapters, with greater focus on the genetic causes of epilepsy and an entirely new section entitled 'Approaches to the Clinical Investigation and Diagnosis of Cause' to help guide clinical practice
  • This definitive and unrivalled textbook provides comprehensive clinical data on the many causes of epilepsy in one place, written by leading figures in the field from around the world
  • This book is designed for use in clinical practice, with clear, relevant and easy to find information


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Shorvon, Simon; Guerrini, Renzo; Schachter, Steven; Trinka, Eugen
ISBN: 978-1-10-842075-4
Language: English
Edition: 2nd Ed.
Pages: 1010
Year: 2019
Doody's Star Rating®: Score: 98