Status epilepticus of benign partial epilepsies in children: report of two cases.

Benign partial epilepsies of childhood (BPEC) are one of the most frequent types of epilepsy in school-age children. Status epilepticus (SE) of these conditions have not yet been reported. Two children with clinical and EEG features consistent with the diagnosis of BPEC-SE are presented. In neither case did SE respond to current antiepileptic medications and stopped only after administration of steroids. At follow-up 1 and 2 years post SE, neurologic and intellectual development have been normal. Differential diagnoses included an atypical benign partial epilepsy, epilepsy with electrical status epilepticus during slow sleep, acquired epileptic aphasia, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and epilepsia partialis continua.
AuthorsN Fejerman, A M Di Blasi
JournalEpilepsia (Epilepsia) 1987 Jul-Aug Vol. 28 Issue 4 Pg. 351-5 ISSN: 0013-9580 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID3113924 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Dexamethasone
  • Prednisone
  • Anticonvulsants (therapeutic use)
  • Child
  • Dexamethasone (therapeutic use)
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electroencephalography
  • Epilepsies, Partial (diagnosis)
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prednisone (therapeutic use)
  • Status Epilepticus (diagnosis, drug therapy)

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