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Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes 02

Topic: Pediatric

Created on Tuesday, October 2 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Tuesday, October 2 2007.

What is the most common form of focal epilepsy in children?

 
        A) West syndrome
 
        B) Landau-Kleffner syndrome
 
        C) BECTS
 
        D) Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
 
        E) Juvenile absence epilepsy
 

 


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A) West syndrome

This answer is incorrect.


West syndrome is a generalized epilepsy syndrome, not a focal epilepsy syndrome.

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B) Landau-Kleffner syndrome

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Landau-Kleffner syndrome, an acquired aphasia with epilepsy, does occur in childhood, but it is rare.  (See References)

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C) BECTS

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Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (also called BECTS, or "Benign Rolandic Epilepsy") is the most common focal childhood epilepsy syndrome.  (See References)

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D) Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

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Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a generalized epilepsy syndrome, not a focal epilepsy syndrome.

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E) Juvenile absence epilepsy

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Juvenile absence epilepsy is a generalized epilepsy syndrome, not a focal epilepsy syndrome.

  (See References)

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References:

1. Levin, K.H., and Luders, H.O. (Eds.) (2000). Comprehensive Clinical Neurophysiology. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
2. Trescher, W.H., and Lesser, R.P. (2004). The epilepsies. In Bradley, W.G., Daroff, R.B., Fenichel, G.M., and Jankovic, J. (Eds.). Neurology in Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition. Butterworth Heinemann, Philadelphia, pp. 1953-1992.
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