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Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2012 Nov;16(6):582-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2012.05.004. Epub 2012 Jun 12.

Management of epilepsy associated with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC): clinical recommendations.

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Department of Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Tor Vergata University, via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy.


Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a leading genetic cause of epilepsy. TSC-associated epilepsy generally begins during the first year of life, and is associated with neurodevelopmental and cognitive problems. Management is challenging and seizures tend to persist in a large proportion of patients despite pharmacological and surgical treatment. This report summarizes the clinical recommendations for the management of TSC-associated epilepsy made by a panel of European experts in March 2012. Current treatment options and outstanding questions are outlined.

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