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Slovenska pediatrija 2012; 19: 158-164

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Review article

EPILEPSY IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

J. Kolenc
KO za otroško, mladostniško in razvojno nevrologijo, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Pediatrična klinika, Ljubljana, Slovenija

N. Povšič
Klinični oddelek za otroško, mladostniško in razvojno nevrologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Epilepsy is a chronic illness that affects the child and adolescent and everybody who meets him/her. The article presents a denition of the disease, its incidence, prevalence and aetiology. The nursing sister must know and recognise signs and symptoms of the disease. Treatment is complex. In addition to antiepileptic drugs, surgical treatment is available for refractory seizures. In Slovenia we require a nursing sister who is a specialist in the eld of epilepsy.

Key words: child, adolescent, epilepsy, nursing sister.


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