What revisions have been made to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification of epileptic seizures?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The ILAE commission on classification developed additional reports. [26, 27] In 2006, a new proposed classification of seizures was published. [26, 27] The 2 main changes in this classification are (1) the use of focal rather than partial and (2) the proposal that a single seizure in the setting of a predisposition for further seizures be considered epilepsy. In 2010, the ILAE commission on classification explained in more detail the decision for using the changes in terminology in the revised proposed classification. [28] Nevertheless, there remains controversy over the classification of epileptic seizures among clinicians. A revised proposal is expected after the 2013 ILAE meeting.


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