Identifying epileptogenic lesions in adults and adolescents with newly diagnosed focal epilepsy

Takeaway

  • Epilepsy-related imaging abnormalities in individuals with newly diagnosed focal epilepsy are unlikely to be associated with sex, family history of epilepsy, or seizure type.

Why this matters

  • Unlike individuals with drug-resistant focal epilepsy, the identification of epileptogenic lesions has not been extensively studied in those with newly diagnosed epilepsy.

  • If epileptogenic lesions can be identified in individuals with newly diagnosed focal epilepsy, treatment and management of the condition can be improved.