The epileptology of alternating hemiplegia of childhood

Neurology Journal

Fecha de publicación: 4 September 2019


Autores: Julie Uchitel, Ashley Helseth, Lyndsey Prange, Melissa McLean, Ryan Ghusayni, Monisha Sachdev, Arsen Hunanyan, Mohamad A. Mikati

Background: To report our experience and investigate 5 original hypotheses: (1) multiple types of epileptic seizures occur in alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC), and these can be the initial presentation; (2) epileptiform abnormalities often appear well after clinical seizures; (3) nonepileptic reduced awareness spells (RAS) occur frequently; (4) epilepsy is commonly drug resistant but may respond to vagal nerve stimulation (VNS); and (5) status epilepticus (SE) is common and is usually refractory and recurrent.

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