The significance of motor handicap in the prognosis of childhood epilepsy.
M. Sillanp??. Dev Med Child Neurol17 (1):
A total of 244 epileptic children were collected in an epidemiological and prognostic investigation on epilepsy. The children were divided into four groups according to their motor performance. There were 150 children with no motor handicap, 32 with clumsiness, 51 with cerebral palsy and 11 with severe muscular hypotonia associated with grave mental handicap. A study was made of age at onset of epilepsy, intelligence level, maximum frequency of seizures, grand mal status, results of medical treatment, and the time elapsed since the last seizure. A significant correlation was found between severity of motor handicap and poor prognosis of epilepsy.