Epilepsy is more common in children than adults, with several epilepsy syndromes exclusive to the pediatric population. In this Topic Brief, the authors identified 401 relevant empirical studies reporting specifically on the effect of epilepsy treatment in children. They also sought to determine the amount of research evidence specific to those children three years old or younger.

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