‘Excellent’ long-term outcomes for childhood-onset epilepsy

People who develop epilepsy in their childhood are likely to enjoy a seizure-free middle age, according to a unique Finnish study with five decades of follow-up.

The study involves a cohort of 245 children with epilepsy identified in the early 1960s who were matched with controls and followed until 2012.

Of the 179 participants who were still alive at 50 years, 61% were in terminal 10-year remission and 43% were