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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) Sturge-Weber syndrome
 
        B) Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
 
        C) Benign occipital epilepsy
 
        D) Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
 
        E) West syndrome
 

 


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A) 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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B) Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

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

  (See References)

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C) Benign occipital epilepsy

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Childhood epilepsy with occipital paroxysms (which is also called benign occipital epilepsy) is less common, and less benign, than benign rolandic epilepsy (which is also called BECTS or "Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes").

  (See References)

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D) Benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes

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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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E) West syndrome

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West syndrome 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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Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes 02
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