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Triphasic Waves on EEG

Topic: Physiology

Created on Saturday, April 28 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Saturday, April 28 2007.

Triphasic waves on EEG:

 
        A) Are associated with metabolic encephalopathies
 
        B) Are associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome
 
        C) Are pathognomonic for hepatic encephalopathy
 
        D) Are associated with non-REM sleep
 
        E) Are associated with Tay-Sachs disease
 

 


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A) are associated with metabolic encephalopathies

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Triphasic waves are often seen in metabolic encephalopathies.  (See References)

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B) are associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome

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Triphasic waves are not characteristic of Sturge-Weber syndrome.  (See References)

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C) are pathognomonic for hepatic encephalopathy

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Triphasic waves are not specific nor pathognomonic for hepatic encephalopathy.  (See References)

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D) are associated with non-REM sleep

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Triphasic waves are not characteristic of non-REM sleep. In fact, in conditions where triphasic waves are characteristically seen, they attenuate during sleep.  (See References)

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E) are associated with Tay-Sachs disease

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Triphasic waves are not characteristic of Tay-Sachs disease.  (See References)

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References:

1. Ernst, M.D. Niedermeyer (Editor), Fernando Lopes, M.D., Ph.D. Da Silva (Editor), F. H. Lopes Da Silva (Editor). Electroencephalography: Basic Principles, Clinical Applications, and Related Fields. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (ISBN:9780781751261)Advertising:
2. Levin, K.H., and Luders, H.O. (Eds.) (2000). Comprehensive Clinical Neurophysiology. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia.
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Triphasic Waves on EEG
Question ID: 042807067
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 04/28/2007
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