Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice – Chapter 34: Epilepsy (ebook)


Chapter 34 of the book – Epilepsy

Samantha Chan and J Helen Cross

The rate of epilepsy appears highest among children with dyskinetic CP or bilateral spastic CP who are unable to walk unaided and lowest among those with bilateral spastic CP who are able to walk unaided. Epilepsy in CP is also associated with severe intellectual impairment. Thus, the features of CP associated with a higher rate of epilepsy imply grey matter involvement, although this is necessarily a generalization in the absence of more specific data on the aetiology underlying CP in these studies.

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