An 11-month-old infant, full-term born after normal pregnancy and delivery had a generalized short tonic-clonic seizure at the 7th hour of life. These seizures were repeated on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 22nd days, and they persisted like bilateral myoclonic fits once a week. The EEG recordings showed asynchronous spikes and spike-waves on the vertex and both frontal areas. The seizure's reccrding showed a brief burst of bilateral spike-waves. The psychomotor development was retarded but progressive. At 10 months 9 days the patient presented a status without any impairment to all therapeutic trials. Death occurred after 12 days of status. The unexpected severe evolution of this epilepsy with unknown etiology, which did not evoke any metabolic or degenerative diseases, is discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Newborn epilepsy of unknown etiology with fatal outcome in the first year of life|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Revue d'Electroencephalographie et de Neurophysiologie Clinique|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology