SPASMI SENZA IPSARITMIA: CARATTERISTICHE ELETTROCLINICHE DI NOVE PAZIENTI DI NUOVA DIAGNOSI

Translated title of the contribution: Spasms without hypsarrythmic EEG pattern: Electroclinical features in 9 newly diagnosed patients

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Abstract

The electroclinical findings in 9 infants presenting with clusters of 'spasms' with a typical ictal EEG pattern, but without interictal hypsarrythmia are reported. In 7 patients an evident neurological impairment preceeded the spasms onset. The clinical course was severe in all cases. The clinical features and the interictal EEG pattern suggest that in our patients the pathophysiological mechanism of ictal phenomena of 'spasms' is linked to a particular developmental stage of the brain, independently from the etiological factors. The opinion of the authors is that this type of clinical picture must be kept distinct from 'West syndrome' to avoid the risk of including too many heterogeneous pathological conditions under the same nosological heading.

Translated title of the contributionSpasms without hypsarrythmic EEG pattern: Electroclinical features in 9 newly diagnosed patients
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number70-71
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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