What is the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification of epileptic syndromes?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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In 1989, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) developed a classification of epileptic syndromes, which is in the process of being revised. The current system comprises 2 major categories: localization-related syndromes and generalized-onset syndromes. Physicians would ideally classify their patients' seizures by using the classification for seizure types and make a syndromic diagnosis, if possible.


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