A boy 13-yr-old presents complex nocturnal episodes, frequent until 5- 30 every night. The video-EEG and polysomnography show two different phenomena: the first are more prolonged (he wakes up with his head turned to the right and a frightened expression. He sits up and stands up, then wanders for 50''-60''); the others are short (he wakes up and sits up with incoordinated movements for 20''-30''). A brother and a sister showed analogous episodes, controlled by CBZ. The EEG shows atypical K complex followed by sharp waves in left frontal region. These episodes disappear with CBZ. The clinical and EEG data can suggest a form of epileptic wandering associated with paroxysmal dystonia. Also in this case, several features support an epileptic origin of these disorders.
|Translated title of the contribution||Nocturnal paroxysmal disorders: A new case of 'Epileptic Wandering'|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology