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Management of epilepsy in schools.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6696494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ninety two school children in south east London aged 5-15 years and with a diagnosis of epilepsy were identified from the Handicap register kept by the community child health services. Medical information was obtained from hospital discharge summaries. Information about support services for these children and their families by psychiatrists, physiotherapists, educational psychologists, educational welfare officers, and social workers was obtained from questionnaires completed by school doctors and from school medical records. There was a significant increase in the use made of these support services by epileptic children placed in special schools compared with those attending ordinary schools. This is probably due to the additional disabilities of the former (mental subnormality, cerebral palsy etc) rather than epilepsy per se, as there was no significant difference in seizure frequency between the two groups of children.
E Kangesu; M E McGowan; J Edeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1984 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-03-08     Completed Date:  1984-03-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Health Services
Child, Preschool
Education, Special
Epilepsy / therapy*
Patient Care Team
Retrospective Studies
State Medicine

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