An insight into the long-term prognosis of childhood epilepsy

Takeaway

  • This 50-year follow-up of childhood epilepsy showed successively improved long-term prognosis for seizure freedom and a lower incidence of seizure relapse.

Why this matters

  • This population-based study, which provided a unique opportunity to examine the long-term (50 years) prognosis of a cohort of people diagnosed with epilepsy during childhood, indicated that it is possible to reach seizure remission later in life.