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Childhood epilepsy in the UK: a review

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E Tirr, N Halder
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 4, p.8 (123Doc Education, London, May 2011)


One of the most discussed, debated, and studied topics of paediatric neurology is that of epilepsy. It is a challenge to diagnose, treat, and prevent the complications of this condition and much research has gone into improving the outcome of the lives of those affected by different forms of epilepsy. This review aims to broadly cover the majority of the aspects of childhood epilepsy and to develop an understanding of the difficulties one faces when dealing with these complex neurological conditions. It will be particularly useful for those new to the field, or those who would like a general overview of relevant information in one easy-to-read place.

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E Tirr

lead author and a FY2 doctor currently working at Rochdale Infirmary, OL12 0NB

N Halder

ST6 Psychiatrist, and Medical Education Fellow currently
working at Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale, Union Road, OL12 9QB


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