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Epilepsy, seizure, cerebral palsy, stroke, encephalopathy

D Selton, M André, J M Hascoët
The aims of this study were to describe EEG anomalies in unilateral neonatal ischemic stroke without hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and to determine possible links between these abnormalities and long-term outcome. In 6 full-term newborns without severe fetal distress ischemic stroke was confirmed by computed tomography and/or magnetic resonance imaging. Twenty EEGs were recorded during the neonatal period, 5 in acute stage and 15 later. The duration of the follow-up ranged from 3 to 9 years. All newborns developed unilateral clonic seizures, right-sided (5 cases) or left-sided (1 case); seizures began between 14 and 48 h of life...
June 2003: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
N Fejerman
Idiopathic localization-related epilepsies are summarized according to the current classification of the International League Against Epilepsy. The recognition of a distinctive idiopathic epileptic syndrome occurring in children and featuring ictal vomiting, partial motor seizures, and occipital spikes is emphasized. Atypical evolutions of benign partial epilepsy of childhood and status of BPECS. Acquired epileptic aphasia has also been correlated to BPECS, and all these syndrome (CSWS). Childhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysms may also evolve into CSWS and into clinical and EEG status...
November 1996: Revista de Neurologia
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