January 2, 2019

How a Web-Based Model Helps Predict Epilepsy Risk

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Eric van Diessen, MD, PhD

Seizures can be scary for parents and children, but researchers from the Netherlands have developed a new model that can help determine the risk of epilepsy and guide future clinical pathways.

For children who have had 1 or more seizures, the model may help to determine the risk a child has of receiving a diagnosis of epilepsy, according to the report. The study, published in Pediatrics, details how the model was developed and tested.

Epileptic seizures can be underestimated in children because clinical symptoms vary so widely and initial interictal electroencephalogram (EEG) may have limited sensitivity, the report notes.

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