After several decades, the ILAE has adopted a new classification of epileptic seizures and the epilepsies. Two classifiers for focal seizures - awareness and presence of motor symptoms - are introduced but otherwise the existing seizure types are retained. Seizure types can be classified within more than one groups of focal, generalised, or unknown onset. Simultaneous occurrence of focal and generalised features in the same person is particularly recognised. The new expanded classification of the aetiologies as well as the comorbidities of epilepsy are incorporated. This review provides an overview of the new classification.
|Translated title of the contribution||New classification of epileptic seizures and the epilepsies|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jun 2022|