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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. vol.53 no.1 São Paulo Mar. 1995 

Epilepsia refratária na infância


Refractory epilepsy in chidhood



Lúcia FontenelleI; Vanessa KreimerII

IProfessora Adjunta de Neurologia da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Chefe do Setor de Neuropediatria do Instituto de Neurologia Deolindo Couto (INDC-UFRJ)
Médica do Setor de Neuropediatria do INDC-UFRJ




Uma série de síndromes epilépticas infantis de prognósticos desfavoráveis quanto ao controle das crises, quando estudada, revela aspectos comuns que permitem delimitar um perfil clínico para as epilepsias refratárias. As autoras analisam as internações realizadas na enfermaria de crianças do Instituto de Neurologia Deolindo Couto da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, num período de dois anos, para tratamento de crises convulsivas e concluem que a maioria dos casos enquadrava-se no perfil clínico das epilepsias refratárias.

Palavras-chave: epilepsia, refratária, resistente, intratável.


The study of epileptic syndromes in childrens displaying a poor prognosis reveals common characteristics which allow the delineation of a clinical profile. In this study, hospital records of a treatment of convulsions in children were analysed during a two year period. We observed that the majority of cases presented this clinical profile.

Key words: epilepsy, refractory, severe, intractable.



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