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Table 2 Remission, intractability and course of epilepsy during follow-up for each idiopathic epilepsy type and syndrome (ILAE)

From: Clinical course and seizure outcome of idiopathic childhood epilepsy: determinants of early and long-term prognosis

   Remission No remission “Excellent” course “Improving” course “Relapsing” course “Poor” course
N N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes 107 107 (100,0) 0 61 (57,0) 22 (20,5) 24 (22,5) 0
Early onset benign occipital epilepsy (Panayiotopoulos type) 5 5 (100,0) 0 2 (40,0) 3 (60,0) 0 0
Late onset occipital epilepsy (Gastaut type) 2 2 (100,0) 0 1 (50,0) 0 1 (50,0) 0
Benign epilepsy of infancy 2 2 (100,0) 0 1 (50,0) 1 (50,0) 0 0
Myoclonic epilepsy in infancy 3 3 (100,0) 0 1 (33,3) 1 (33,3) 1 (33,3) 0
Childhood absence epilepsy 80 70 (98,7) 1 (1,3) 53 (66,2) 15 (18,8) 11 (13,7) 1 (1,3)
Juvenile absence epilepsy 5 5 (100,0) 0 4 (80,0) 0 1 (20,0) 0
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy 5 4 (80,0) 1 (20,0) 1 (20,0) 0 4 (80,0) 0
Epilepsy with GTCS only 16 16 (100,0) 0 9 (56,3) 3 (18,7) 4 (25,0) 0
Generalized epilepsies with febrile seizures + 9 9 (100,0) 0 5 (55,6) 0 4 (44,4) 0
Epilepsy with myoclonic-astatic seizures 8 7 (87,5) 1 (12,5) 0 6 (75,0) 1 (12,5) 1 (12,5)
Epilepsy with myoclonic absences 5 5 (100,0) 0 0 2 (40,0) 3 (60,0) 0
Idiopathic partial epilepsy 31 26 (83,8) 5 (16,2) 11 (35,5) 11 (35,5) 5 (16,1) 4 (12,9)
Idiopathic generalized epilepsy 14 13 (92,8) 1 (7,2) 9 (64,3) 3 (21,4) 2 (14,2) 0
Photosensitive-reflex epilepsy 8 7 (87,5) 1 (12,5) 3 (37,5) 1 (12,5) 4 (50,0) 0
Idiopathic unclassified 3 2 (66,7) 1 (33,3) 0 1 (33,3) 2 (66,7) 0
Total 303 292 (96,3) 11 (3,7) 161 (53,1) 69 (22,8) 67 (22,1) 6 (2,0)