The information on this page has been compiled to aid AES members--including physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, allied health professionals, and other medical professionals--in their care of epilepsy patients during this time. Resources from other organizations represent the expertise and viewpoints of those groups, and AES appreciates the opportunity to make them easy for our members to access.
Risks to Patients with Epilepsy
In younger children, the fever that accompanies COVID-19 may exacerbate seizures, as might any febrile illness. The main known elevated risk factors related to COVID-19 are age, respiratory disease, and other chronic medical conditions not related to epilepsy. As for all, people with epilepsy should adhere to the CDC recommendations for reducing the risk of infection.
In addition to the list here, resources for pediatric care can be found throughout the AES content for COVID resources, including this page and those on Telehealth, and Patients/Families. Resources with an explicit (Pediatrics) focus are now flagged as such; many other resources include content for both pediatric and adult care providers.
Behavioral Health and Coping Resources
Other Delivery of Care Links and Resources