The clinical definition of Epilepsy according to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)2:
- In more than 24 hours apart, there is at least 2 unprovoked seizures
- Occurring over the next 10 years, one unprovoked seizure and a chance of further seizures similar to the general recurrence risk (at least 60%) after two unprovoked seizures
- Diagnosis of epilepsy syndrome. Features include :
- Age at which seizures begin
- Seizure type
- EEG findings
Epileptic seizures are syndromes categorized based on the classification developed by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).
It is classified into two types:
- PARTIAL SEIZURE - epilepsy originating from a specific or single side of the brain. It involves a focal seizure activity that may be followed by temporary loss in the person‘s ability to maintain normal contact with the environment.1
- GENERALIZED SEIZURES - involve the two sides of the brain. There is loss of consciousness and motor manifestations are two-sided.