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What is a Syndrome?

Usually a syndrome is based on a group of symptoms and signs, that when added together, give a clearer picture of a particular condition or disorder. With regards to epilepsy, some of these signs and symptoms would be things like the type of seizures, the age at which the seizures began, whether the child is male or female, any other conditions or diseases, and whether various medications works or not.

When a person is diagnosed with a particular syndrome, it allows neurologists and doctors to provide more information to the person about what could happen to them in the future, not only from the point of view of the epilepsy but also in relation to other features such as development and learning skills.

The following are links to the various epilepsy syndromes: