A Clinical Audit Study on Management of Childhood Epilepsy in Assiut University Hospital

Document Type : Original Article


The Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University Hospital, Assiut, Egypt


Background: Seizures constitute the most common neu-rological problem in children and the majority of epilepsy cases has its onset in childhood.
Appropriate diagnosis and management of childhood epilepsy is essential to improve quality of life in these children.
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines can improve the quality of life. There are many recommendations for diagnosis and management of different childhood seizures & epilepsy.
Aim of Study: To evaluate management of epilepsy in Assuit University Children Hospital and compare it with the suggested guidelines of epilepsy management.
Patient and Methods: The study was conducted on patients attending to out-patient neurological clinic in Assuit University Children Hospital during the period from 1st of January to 30th of June 2017.
Results: It was observed that the first line treatment (sodium valproate) was the most common drug used to control generalized epilepsy.
It was observed also that the first line treatment (car-bamazepine) was the most commonly described in all cases of focal epilepsy.
Conclusion: Sodium valproate and carbamazebine are usually the most common drugs used to treatment of childhood epilepsy, it was observed that the majority of cases of epilepsy were controlled by monotherapy.