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 contribution||Ambulatory EEG and childhood epilepsy: Clinical remarks|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology