Which epilepsy terms did ILAE propose abandoning in 2001?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The 2001 task force report also discussed the abandonment of the terms “partial-onset” and “localization-related” seizure and epilepsy for the term “focal.” The 2006 review of the terminology formalized the change from partial to focal, but localization-related epilepsy remains an accepted term. In addition, the task force recommended that the term “cryptogenic be replaced for the more precise wording “probably symptomatic.” However, cryptogenic remains an accepted term.


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