A Case of Suspected Autosomal Dominant Nocturnal Frontal Lobe Epilepsy
Journal of the Korean Child Neurology Society (대한소아신경학회지)
Journal of the Korean Child Neurology Society (대한소아신경학회지), Vol.9(1) : 129~133, 2001
Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy(ADNFLE) is a recently identified partial epilepsy. This disorder is characterized by a variable age of onset(mostly in childhood), autosomal dominant inheritance, clusters of brief frontal nocturnal seizures, negative findings on neuroimaging, and fairly good prognosis. Carbamazepine is known to be the most useful drug in this type of epilepsy.
We experienced a case of 5-year-old boy who had unusual arousal and irritability every night for 3 yeats and had sharp & wave discharges from frontal lobe region in long-term video-EEG monitoring, who was suspected as an autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy.
We report a case with a brief review of literatures.