It is difficult to give a contry report from Malaysia. A study done in 1999 reported the incidence of West Syndrome to be 3% among newly diagnosed cases of epilepsy. In this 3 year retrospective hospital-based study (1997–1999), the prevalence of early epileptic encephalopathy (EEE) and West Syndrome were 4.1 and 2.5% respectively. There is difficulty classifying EEE cases into distinct sub-rroups of EIEE (early infantile epileptic encephlopathy), WS (West Syndrome) and SMEI (severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancey), using a combination of clinical features, EEG and CT/MRI findings.
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- A study of newly diagnosed epilepsy in Malaysia.Singapore Med J. 1999; 40: 32-35
Accepted: August 23, 2001
Received in revised form: July 27, 2001
Received: June 26, 2001
© 2001 Published by Elsevier Inc.