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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) Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
 
        B) Rasmussen syndrome
 
        C) Sturge-Weber syndrome
 
        D) Neocortical epilepsy
 
        E) BECTS
 

 


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A) Lennox-Gastaut syndrome

This answer is incorrect.


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

  (See References)

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B) Rasmussen syndrome

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Rasmussen syndrome is less common than benign rolandic epilepsy (which is also called BECTS or "Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes").  (See References)

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C) Sturge-Weber syndrome

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Sturge-Weber syndrome is less common than benign rolandic epilepsy (which is also called BECTS or "Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes").  (See References)

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D) Neocortical epilepsy

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Neocortical epilepsy is less common than benign rolandic epilepsy (which is also called BECTS or "Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes").  (See References)

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E) 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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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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