Panayiotopoulos syndrome: A consensus view

Colin Ferrie, Roberto Caraballo, Athanasios Covanis, Veysi Demirbilek, Aysin Dervent, Sara Kivity, Michael Koutroumanidis, Zarko Martinovic, Hirokazu Oguni, Alberto Verrotti, Federico Vigevano, Kazuyoshi Watanabe, Despina Yalcin, Harami Yoshinaga

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The aim of this paper is to promote the correct classification of, and provide guidelines on, the diagnosis and management of Panayiotopoulos syndrome (PS). An international consortium of established researchers in the field collaborated to produce a consensus document. The resulting document defines PS, characterizes its electro-clinical features, considers its likely pathogenesis, and provides guidance on appropriate management. We conclude that PS is a common idiopathic, benign seizure disorder of childhood, which should be classified as an autonomic epilepsy, rather than an occipital epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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