Diagnosi differenziale degli eventi critici notturni riferiti in prima istanza in un Centro di Medicina del Sonno

Translated title of the contribution: Nocturnal seizures/paroxysmal events reported by patients referred to a Sleep Clinic for differential diagnosis

R. Silvestri, I. Aricò, G. Mento, R. Condurso, G. Gervasi, L. R. Pisani

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Abstract

51 patients (35 males, 16 females, mean age 27 ± 19) with nocturnal paroxysmal events were referred over the last two years to our Sleep Centre to obtain a differential diagnosis. Clinical interview and all night video-polysomnography with extended EEG montage (10-20 system) were carried out all leading to a diagnosis of nocturnal epilepsy in 43% of cases, mainly as partial motor seizures and paroxysmal arousals. Disorders of arousals (DOA) and sleep related movement disorders (SRMD) were the other most common diagnosis. Comorbid sleep disorders (OSAS, DOA, SRMD) overlapped consistently with nocturnal seizures. The therapeutic course of newly diagnosed epileptic patients was usually successful, often in monotherapy (LEV, TPM).

Translated title of the contributionNocturnal seizures/paroxysmal events reported by patients referred to a Sleep Clinic for differential diagnosis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)107-109
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number136-137
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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