In a case study of a 12 year old boy referred for scholastic deterioration lasting almost 3 years, EEG reveals a discontinuous Petit Mal Status. Paroxystic activity is interrupted with diazepam; EEG normalizes after a 2-month treatment with sodium valproate. Neuropsychological tests show significant improvement after treatment. An unknown Petit Mal Status with steady academic deterioration as single expression is thus hypothesized.
|Translated title of the contribution||Scholastic deterioration as single clinical expression of unknown petit mal status|
|Title of host publication||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology