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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Benign mesial temporal lobe epilepsy|
|Abstract:||Benign mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (bMTLE), which is defined as at least 24 months of seizure freedom with or without antiepileptic medication, has probably been under-recognized because of a literature bias toward refractory epilepsy cases. Seizure onset in bMTLE tends to be in adolescence or adulthood, and patients frequently have a family history of febrile seizures and epilepsy. Long-term seizure freedom is observed with or without antiepileptic medication. On brain MRI, nearly 40% of patients with long-standing bMTLE show evidence of hippocampal sclerosis, a feature usually associated with refractory temporal lobe epilepsy. Prospective studies are needed to determine the features that allow prediction of a benign course, and to clarify the significance of hippocampal MRI changes.|
|Editor:||Nature Publishing Group|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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