Un cas d'epilepsie du nourrisson a evolution fatale dans la premiere annee sans etiologie connue

Translated title of the contribution: Newborn epilepsy of unknown etiology with fatal outcome in the first year of life

G. Gobbi, M. Bureau, J. Roger, P. Giovanardi-Rossi

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Abstract

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 contributionNewborn epilepsy of unknown etiology with fatal outcome in the first year of life
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)263-268
Number of pages6
JournalRevue d'Electroencephalographie et de Neurophysiologie Clinique
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology

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