Cognitive and EEG fluctuation in benign childhood epilepsy with central-temporal spikes: a case series.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21920705
Author: 
Boatman-Reich D
Author List: 
Ewen JB
Vining EP
Smith CA
Trescher WH
Kossoff EH
Gordon B
Boatman-Reich D
Journal: 
Epilepsy Res
PubMed ID: 
21920705
Pagination: 
214-9
Volume: 
97
Issue: 
1-2
Abstract: 
Aware of parental reports of academic variability, we investigated month-to-month fluctuations in cognitive abilities and EEG status by repeated measures testing in six children with benign epilepsy with central-temporal spikes (BECTS). All showed greater than normal test-retest variability. Daytime EEG abnormalities were also variable. Short-term fluctuations in cognitive function appear common in children with BECTS, potentially impacting academic performance.
Published Date: 
November, 2011

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