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Epilepsy in Infants and Young Children: A Guide for Parents

Caring for a baby, infant or young child who is experiencing seizures can be distressing.

This guide gives parents and carers essential information about living with, and managing epilepsy in young children.

It has been written by childhood epilepsy experts from Great Ormond Street Hospital and Young Epilepsy; as well as parents, many of whom have shared information that they wish they had known when their child was first diagnosed.

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