Epilepsies are a relatively common group of disorders affecting children and young people. Children with intellectual disabilities have an increased risk of developing an epilepsy, and children with epilepsy are more likely to have difficulties with learning or development than those who do not have an epilepsy. Assessment in this group can be more challenging but is particularly important as it may provide information regarding a potential unifying diagnosis, prognosis and best treatment options.
- comm child health
- general paediatrics
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