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Idiopathic epilepsy

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As contrasting to Jackson proposal, a mainstream of writings on genuine epilepsy, or idiopathic epilepsy, (Gobber, Turner) developed where auras and, under the influence of German and French psychiatrists, physical equivalents came to be accepted, as possible, common, on even characteristic manifestation (Stauder) of 'genuine' epilepsy[1]

Disease classification WHO
G.40.3 generalized idiopathic epilepsies

Idiopathic epilepsies are sui generis 'not preceded or occasioned by another disorder'

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  1. Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsies: Clinical, Experimental and Genetic Aspects Malafose et al eds.