Soggetti anziani con crisi convulsive in sonno: Dati clinici e neurofisiologici

Translated title of the contribution: Rare sleep-related convulsive seizures in elderly subjects

C. A. Galimberti, M. Terzaghi, I. Sartori, C. Arbasino, R. Manni, V. Rustioni, D. Marchese, A. Tartara

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Some reports in the literautre described in elderly subjects the possibte occurrence of epilepsy with rare and exclusively sleep-related convulsive seizures. A low rate of interictal epileptiform EEG abnormalities (IEAs) in elderly patients with epilepsy has been reported. In our series of 13 subjects with rare sleep-retated tonic-clonic seizures, aged 60 years and over, the 24 hour-ambulatory EEG recording performed in 9 subjects detected focal IEAs only during NREM steep in 7 subjects, and exclusively during NREM slow wave sleep (stages 3+4) in 5 of them. EEG recordings during spontaneous sleep including slow-wave sleep stages might have diagnostic relevance in elderly with sleep-related convulsive seizures.

Translated title of the contributionRare sleep-related convulsive seizures in elderly subjects
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)201-203
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number113-114
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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