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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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ARRUDA, Walter Oleschko. Epilepsy is a disease!. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 1994, vol.52, n.4, pp.596-597. ISSN 0004-282X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1994000400025.

According to the definition of disease, epilepsy shall not be considered neither a symptom nor a syndrome. Epilepsy is a generic term for a group of diseases characterized by seizures. It implies a state quite distinct from health. Therefore it seems worthy to keep epilepsy as such in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

Keywords : epilepsy; disease; symptom; syndrome.

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