Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038
Some of the considerations that should be taken into account by family physicians, pediatricians and neurologists in the comprehensive management of children with epilepsy are exposed. Emphasis is made on the important information obtained from the anamnesis and from an exhaustive physical and neurological examination. The value of the examination of the fundus oculi, the skin and its adnexa is stressed. The advantages, disadvantages and indications of the images studies are shown, encouraging their more rational use. A warning is given on the rutinary use of hematic biometry studies, metabolic tests in urine and cerebrospinal examination in the diagnosis of epilepsy. The latest advances of cybernetics applied to neurology are also mentioned. The multidisciplinary evaluation of these children is considered as useful.
Palabras llave : EPILEPSIA [diagnóstico]; EXAMEN FISICO; EXAMEN NEUROLOGICO; ANAMNESIS; MÉDICOS DE LA FAMILIA; EPILEPSY [diagnosis]; PHYSICAL EXAMINATION; NEUROLOGIC EXAMINATION; MEDICAL HISTORY TAKING; PHYSICIANS; FAMILY.