Ambulatory EEG recordings in children with infrequent seizures

Richard G. Curless, R. Eugene Ramsay, Debra A. Katz, Carlos A. Gadia, Katherine A. Sheehan

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Abstract

Twenty-one children, ages 1-15 years, were selected for outpatient ambulatory electroencephalographic (AEEG) monitoring on the basis of infrequent seizures without therapy, normal routine EEGs, and normal neurologic/developmental examinations. Technically satisfactory recordings were obtained in all patients; recording time consisted of 24, 22, and 6 hours for 15, 4, and 2 patients, respectively. Eighteen patients were not receiving antiepileptic drug therapy at AEEG. The follow-up intervals after the AEEG ranged from 4-20 months. Only 2 patients had epileptiform AEEGs. Of the remaining 19 with nonepileptiform records, 10 were seizure free without antiepileptic drug therapy, but 9 developed additional seizures which required treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-185
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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