Electroclinical study of localization-related epilepsies in early infancy

Iori Ohmori, Yoko Ohtsuka, Eiji Oka, Tomoyuki Akiyama, Shunsuke Ohtahara

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To clarify the characteristics of localization-related epilepsies in early infancy, we performed an electroclinical study of 28 epileptic patients whose first seizures occurred before 6 months of age. The patients were retrospectively divided into two groups: the seizure-controlled group (8 patients) and the refractory group (20 patients). The seizure-controlled group included the patients whose seizures were suppressed within 1 year after onset; the refractory group included all other patients. The characteristics of the refractory group were as follows: (1) most patients had serious underlying pathologies; (2) the seizure type in most cases was simple partial seizure or complex partial seizure without secondary generalization; (3) the interictal EEG showed focal abnormalities and severe dysrhythmia on the basic pattern associated with multifocal spikes in most cases; and (4) in some patients, West syndrome developed after localization- related epilepsies and generalized seizures appeared later in some cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997

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

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Electroclinical study of localization-related epilepsies in early infancy. / Ohmori, Iori; Ohtsuka, Yoko; Oka, Eiji; Akiyama, Tomoyuki; Ohtahara, Shunsuke.

In: Pediatric Neurology, Vol. 16, No. 2, 02.1997, p. 131-136.

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Ohmori, Iori ; Ohtsuka, Yoko ; Oka, Eiji ; Akiyama, Tomoyuki ; Ohtahara, Shunsuke. / Electroclinical study of localization-related epilepsies in early infancy. In: Pediatric Neurology. 1997 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 131-136.
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