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Vol. 28, No. 4-5, 2006
Issue release date: August 2006
Section title: Clinical Research
Dev Neurosci 2006;28:354–363
(DOI:10.1159/000094162)

Pediatric Posttraumatic Seizures: Epidemiology, Putative Mechanisms of Epileptogenesis and Promising Investigational Progress

Statler K.D.
Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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Abstract of Clinical Research

Published online: August 28, 2006
Issue release date: August 2006

Number of Print Pages: 10
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ISSN: 0378-5866 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9859 (Online)

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Abstract

Posttraumatic seizures and epilepsy are common in children experiencing traumatic brain injury and portend worse functional outcome. Unfortunately, the pathogenesis of pediatric posttraumatic seizures and epilepsy remains poorly understood, and no efficacious preventive therapy for post- traumatic epilepsy has been identified. This article reviews the epidemiology of pediatric posttraumatic seizures, discusses prominent putative mechanisms of posttraumatic epileptogenesis and highlights recent promising progress in experimental investigations of posttraumatic seizures and epilepsy.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Clinical Research

Published online: August 28, 2006
Issue release date: August 2006

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0378-5866 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9859 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DNE


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