Epileptic nocturnal wanderings

G. Plazzi, P. Tinuper, P. Montagna, F. Provini, E. Lugaresi

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Abstract

Video-polysomnographic monitoring in four patients complaining of stereotyped paroxysmal ambulation and other complex motor activities during sleep demonstrated ictal epileptic discharges at the onset of the sleepwalking episodes. In addition, all patients displayed minor motor episodes resembling short-lasting nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia (NPD) attacks and paroxysmal arousals (PAs). NPD with short-lasting attacks, PAs and episodic nocturnal wanderings represent the same epileptic syndrome with variable presentations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-756
Number of pages8
JournalSleep
Volume18
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Keywords

  • Epileptic discharge
  • Epileptic nocturnal wanderings
  • Frontal epilepsy
  • Nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia
  • Paroxysmal arousals
  • Sleepwalking

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  • Physiology

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Plazzi, G., Tinuper, P., Montagna, P., Provini, F., & Lugaresi, E. (1995). Epileptic nocturnal wanderings. Sleep, 18(9), 749-756.

Epileptic nocturnal wanderings. / Plazzi, G.; Tinuper, P.; Montagna, P.; Provini, F.; Lugaresi, E.

In: Sleep, Vol. 18, No. 9, 1995, p. 749-756.

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Plazzi, G, Tinuper, P, Montagna, P, Provini, F & Lugaresi, E 1995, 'Epileptic nocturnal wanderings', Sleep, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 749-756.
Plazzi G, Tinuper P, Montagna P, Provini F, Lugaresi E. Epileptic nocturnal wanderings. Sleep. 1995;18(9):749-756.
Plazzi, G. ; Tinuper, P. ; Montagna, P. ; Provini, F. ; Lugaresi, E. / Epileptic nocturnal wanderings. In: Sleep. 1995 ; Vol. 18, No. 9. pp. 749-756.
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