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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epilepsy – Basics - FAQs. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/basics/faqs.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed September 2012. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Epilepsy Information. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm through http://www.ninds.nih.gov. Accessed September 2012. 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/detail_epilepsy.htm through http://www.ninds.nih.gov. Accessed September 2012.

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Epilepsy. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000694.htm. Accessed September 2012. 

MayoClinic.com. Epilepsy. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/epilepsy/DS00342 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed September 2012. 

Scheffer, Ingrid E. Genetic Testing in Epilepsy: What Should You Be Doing? Epilepsy Curr. 2011 Jul-Aug; 11(4): 107–111. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3152152/ through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed September 2012. 

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

(2008 September 11, Updated). Seizures and Epilepsy: Hope Through Research. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/detail_epilepsy.htm through http://www.ninds.nih.gov. Accessed on 9/17/08.

Adamolekun, B. (2008 March, Revision). Seizure Disorders. The Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec16/ch214/ch214a.html?qt=epilepsy&alt=sh through http://www.merck.com. Accessed on 9/7/08.

(2008 January). One of the Nation's Most Common Disabling Neurological Conditions. CDC at a Glance [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/publications/AAG/epilepsy.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed on 9/14/08.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2007 April 27). Epilepsy. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/epilepsy/DS00342/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed on 9/17/08.

Cavazos, J. and Lum, F. (2007 November 30). Seizures and Epilepsy: Overview and Classification. EMedicine [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/TOPIC415.HTM through http://www.emedicine.com. Accessed on 9/17/08.

About Epilepsy. Epilepsy Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/about/ and http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutus/pressroom/pr20050720.cfm through http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org. Accessed on 9/7/08.

Epilepsy, Frequently Asked Questions. Epilepsy Foundation [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/answerplace/faq.cfm through http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org. Accessed on 9/17/08.

Lehman, C. and McMillin, G. (2008 March, Reviewed). Seizure Disorders – Epilepsy. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/NeurologicDz/SeizureDis.html# through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed on 9/19/08.

Thomas, Clayton L., Editor (1997). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA [18th Edition]. Pp 657-658.

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