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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Clinical Neurology