The prevalence of epilepsy is highest during the first year of life. Approximately 50% of patients with seizure onset between 1 and 12 months of age suffer from West syndrome. The rest have one of 12 well-delineated epilepsy syndromes, or in most cases have what are classified as generalized or partial seizures. The outcome of infants with partial seizures is significantly worse than that of patients with generalized seizures. This is true not only for symptomatic partial seizures but also for a subgroup of infants with cryptogenic partial seizures.