Seizure Outcome and Epilepsy Patterns in Cerebral Palsy Patients

Cerebral palsy (CP) refers to a group of non-progressive motor disorders secondary to lesions or anomalies of the developing brain [1].It has a reported prevalence of approximately 1.5–3 per 1,000 [2]. There is a high association between CP and epilepsies. Epilepsies affect between 15 -55% of children and adults with CP, compared with 3 -6 per 1000, in the general childhood population [3]. Children with CP are prone to many types of seizures and epilepsy syndromes. In most children, epilepsy is treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), but dietary therapy or surgical intervention can be relevant for some [4].