Forty-five patients (27M; 18F) with benign childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) were studied. Thirty-one patients were treated; and 17 out of them were studied after recovery (age 16-28 yr). The remaining 14 patients were studied prospectively, and were not treated; their age varied from 6y6m to 14y3m. Seizure frequency and recurrence, and duration of active epilepsy appear to be similar in both groups. Twenty out of the 31 treated patients (64,5%) continued to have seizures in spite of AEDs, until recovery. School achievement and social adjustment were good in all patients. It seems that antiepileptic treatment be useless in typical forms of BECTS.
|Translated title of the contribution||Benign childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes: To treat or not to treat?|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology