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Understanding Panayiotopoulos Syndrome

Panayiotopoulos syndrome (PS) is named after the doctor who first described it in the 1980’s. It is now officially recognised as a form of epilepsy. It may seem surprising that a relatively common form of epilepsy was only recognised so recently. The reason for this is that the features which occur during the seizures are very different from what members of the public and even doctors expect during epileptic seizures.

It is estimated that for every 100 children with epilepsy around 6 will have PS. In the age group 3-6 years as many as 13 children in every 100 with epilepsy may have PS.

We explain how PS is diagnosed, treated and the good prognosis for children with PS.

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