Eeg

Normal or background slowing unrelated to the movements Normal slow or epileptiform but unrelated to the movements Slow or epileptiform. Spikes can occasionally be linked to the movement. Normal or hypodense areas in the corpus striatum or subthalamic region Often normal. Acute occasionally evidence of cerebral edema. Chronic occasional evidence of diffuse atrophy. Haloperodol, clonidine, or other antipychotics such as respiridone Antiepileptics, especially clonazepam, zonisamide are...

Disorders That Occur When Awake

Simple Paroxysmal Movement Disorders Myoclonus. Rapid, forceful but isolated or nonrhyth-mic jerks that occur when the infant or child is awake are considered myoclonic. Whether such movements are epileptic may be a matter of semantics. Myoclonus, like other transient, paroxysmal movements, can originate in areas of brain other than the cortex 42 and can occur in the absence of paroxysmal activity in the EEG at the time the movement is seen. The physiologic processes that regulate large groups...

History

The following pertinent history should be elicited Certain seizure types are age dependent. Examples are infantile spasms, febrile seizures, benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes BECTS , childhood absence seizures, juvenile absence seizures, and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Children are most vulnerable to develop epilepsy during the first year of life 2, 8 . Etiologies for status epilepticus differ based on age. During the first 2 years of life status epilepticus is more common in...

Info

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