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Generalized Seizure in Children

by Brian Alverson, MD
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    The lecture Generalized Seizure in Children by Brian Alverson, MD is from the course Pediatric Neurology. It contains the following chapters:

    • Generalized Seizures
    • Focal Seizures
    • Infantile Spasms
    • Benign Rolandic Epilepsy

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    1. You will usually see hypsarrhythmia on EEG.
    2. It typically presents with focal seizures.
    3. Typical onset is after 3 years of age.
    4. You usually note absent corpus callosum on MRI.
    5. Patients will have decreased deep tendon reflexes bilaterally.
    1. The patients have focal seizures.
    2. Onset is at the age of 3-5 years.
    3. Patients can have mental retardation and behavior problems.
    4. The EEG shows the typical pattern of intermittent independent polywave spikes lasting 1-8 seconds.
    5. The management is difficult.
    1. Ethosuximide
    2. Carbamazepine
    3. Lamotrigine
    4. Phenytoin
    5. Phenobarbital
    1. Increased body hair
    2. Loss of memory
    3. Aplastic anemia
    4. Swollen tongue
    5. Sedation
    1. The child may lose consciousness during the attack.
    2. They have auras warning the occurrence of another seizure.
    3. An MRI is done to rule out a focal cause.
    4. It usually involves one area of the body.
    5. They can be treated with an implanted device.
    1. …usually begins at 5-12 years of age.
    2. …have non-specific EEG findings.
    3. …is difficult to treat.
    4. …often continue as some other seizures after childhood.
    5. …are complex generalized seizures.

    Author of lecture Generalized Seizure in Children

     Brian Alverson, MD

    Brian Alverson, MD


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