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Seizure Disorders in Children with Special Needs, Approach to Management

Author(s): Khalid Ibrahim

Seizure is a common symptom in the pediatric age group. The prevalence of seizure disorder is higher in children with special needs. Seizures, their etiology, associated comorbidities, their treatment and the other management needs do have an impact on these children’s quality of lives, their educational needs, provision of other care needs as well as impact on their caregivers. In this review, an overall assessment of seizure disorder in the group of children with special needs, highlighting the challenge in diagnosis, selection of therapeutic agents, the impact on education, the need for comprehensive care plans as well as the combined effect of seizures and the associated underlying comorbidities on these children and their families.

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