Benign childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes

U. Kramer*, P. Lerman

*Corresponding author for this work

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Benign childhood epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes is a specific pediatric syndrome, characterized by typical clinical symptoms including hemifacial convulsions which tend to generalize in sleep. There is no loss of consciousness. The typical EEG shows blunt diphasic spikes, localized in the rolandic or mid-temporal area. The spikes are high voltage and increase in drowsiness and sleep. In all these patients there is a normalization of the EEG and cessation of seizures in a few years, even without treatment. All these pediatric patients recover before adulthood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)776-779, 805
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2001
Externally publishedYes


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