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De Risio, Luisa; Bhatti, Sofie; Muñana, Karen; Penderis, Jacques; Steins, Veronika; Tipolds, Andrea; Berendt, Mette; Farqhuar, Robyn; Fischer, Andrea; Long, Sam; Mandigers, Paul J. J.; Matiasek, Kaspar; Packer, Rowena M. A.; Pakozdy, Akos; Patterson, Ned; Platt, Simon; Podell, Michael; Potschka, Heidrun; Batlle, Marti Pumarola; Rusbridge, Clare and Volk, Holger A. (2016): Epilepsie aktuell – Zusammenfassung des Konsenspapiers des IVETF „Vorschlag für die diagnostische Herangehensweise bei Hunden mit Epilepsie“. In: Kleintierpraxis, Vol. 61, No. 9: pp. 477-487

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In 2015, the International Veterinary Epilepsy Task Force (IVETF) published the "Consensus Proposal: Diagnostic Approach to Epilepsy in Dogs", proposing the basis for a standardized method of diagnostic procedures in patients suffering from seizures. The recommended modus operandi comprises two fundamental steps to clarify if the patient is truly suffering from epilepsy and to determine its underlying cause. The authors suggest a tier system of three confidence levels describing the reliability of the diagnosis "idiopathic epilepsy" The authors of the consensus proposal emphasize that these recommendations will evolve over time with advances in neuroimaging, electroencephalography, and molecular genetics of canine epilepsy. In this article, the contents of the consensus proposal are summarized in German language.

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