Eligibility criteria


  • 4 weeks – 12 months
  • Newly diagnosed epilepsy, history of ≥2 unprovoked seizures (except febrile seizures ≥15 minutes duration)
  • Seizure onset in first 4 weeks of life but continuing beyond this age


  • Seizures provoked by acute conditions, such as fever (febrile seizures <15 minutes), infections, trauma, electrolyte disturbances, transient metabolic/endocrine disorders and neonates with seizures that do not recur after 28 days of age.