Symptomatic epilepsy

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symptomatic epilepsy --> secondary generalised epilepsy

A group of epilepsy syndromes of diverse aetiologies with diffuse or multifocal cerebral involvement. Patients typically have a variety of generalised seizure types, including tonic, atonic, myoclonic, atypical absence, and generalised tonic-clonic seizures. Partial seizures may also occur. One classic syndrome is the lennox-Gastaut syndrome.

Synonym: symptomatic epilepsy.