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Neurol Clin. 1994 Feb;12(1):15-29.

Epidemiology and genetics of epilepsy.

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  • School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston.


The objectives of this article are to present the classification of seizure disorders in population studies and family studies, the basic measures of occurrence and association that are used in genetic and epidemiologic studies, the frequencies of seizures and epilepsy in populations, the major acquired causes of epilepsy and the epidemiologic evidence for causation, the prognosis of seizures and epilepsy, and the role of genetic factors in epilepsy.

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