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A practical, simple, and useful method of categorizing interictal EEG features in children

Authors
 Se Hee Kim ; Christian M. Korff ; Douglas R. Nordli ; Andrew J. Kim 
Citation
 Neurology, Vol.85(5) : 471~478, 2015 
Journal Title
 Neurology 
ISSN
 0028-3878 
Issue Date
2015
Abstract
We introduce a simple scheme of categorizing interictal EEG in patients with pediatric epilepsy. Five patterns of EEG can be determined by using 2 interictal EEG domains: organization of the background activity and a morphology/topography of epileptiform discharges. These patterns relate to commonly recognized categories of pediatric epilepsy: familial epilepsies, genetic generalized epilepsies, self-limited epilepsies, epilepsies with encephalopathy, and focal structural epilepsies. Each group has distinguishable clinical presentations, inheritance patterns, and outcomes. This categorization may be a useful educational tool; it may also guide decisions about further testing and management.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/141186
DOI
10.1212/WNL.0000000000001805
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