Translated title of the contribution: Ambulatory EEG and childhood epilepsy: Clinical remarks

M. G. Baglietto, R. Gaggero, P. Leoni

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A group of 91 patients (3 months-18 years) has been examined by means of ambulatory EEG (A-EEG). Two groups have been considered: group 1 included 61 subjects with evidence of epilepsy and clinically definite seizures; group 2 included 29 pts with recurrent episodes that were not clearly epileptic (suspected 'pseudo epileptic'). The clinical utility of A.-EEG in epileptic children was: 1. to obtain better clinical and EEG characterization and circadian distribution of seizures in 17 cases (28%); 2. to show epileptiform generalized abnormalities and their variations during the sleep in 6 cases (10%); 3. to verify the efficacy of specific drug treatment such as Bzd and Acth in 12 cases (20%). The role of A.-EEG in non-epileptic children with pseudoseizure was to establish the nature of some ictal events by detecting EEG seizure patterns in 11 cases (38%).

Translated title of the contributionAmbulatory EEG and childhood epilepsy: Clinical remarks
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number74
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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