VOMITO, DEVIAZIONE OCULARE, EMICONVULSIONE: UNA PARTICOLARE FORMA DI STATO EPILETTICO NEL BAMBINO

Translated title of the contribution: Vomiting, eye deviation, hemiconvulsion: A particular form of status epilepticus in children

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Abstract

We describe a particular form of Status Epilepticus in six patients, between 4 and 10 years of age, characterized by stereotyped initial symptoms with malaise and vomiting, followed by eye deviation and hemiclonic or tonic-clonic seizures. There were no other types of seizures, and no headache after the seizure. The EEGs were not characteristic of a specific form of epilepsy and the postictal EEG in all cases showed a large amount of delta activity over both occipital regions. The seizures stopped with antiepileptic drugs (phenobarbital). We believe that this is a form of benign idiopathic Status Epilepticus in children, but we discuss the actual nature of the syndrome and if it is to be considered as epilepsy.

Translated title of the contributionVomiting, eye deviation, hemiconvulsion: A particular form of status epilepticus in children
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Pages315-316
Number of pages2
Edition66-67
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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