Journal article

Temporal lobe epilepsy in childhood: Clinical, EEG, and neuroimaging findings and syndrome classification in a cohort with new-onset seizures

AS Harvey, SF Berkovic, JA Wrennall, IJ Hopkins

Neurology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 1997


Sixty-three children with new-onset temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) underwent extensive clinical, EEG, and neuroimaging investigation as part of a prospective, community-based cohort study of the natural history of TLE in childhood. Complex partial seizures occurred in 94% of the children, and tonic-clonic seizures occurred in 14%. Developmental, behavioral, or learning problems were present in 38%. Eighteen children (29%) had a significant illness/event prior to the onset of TLE, including febrile status epilepticus in seven, meningitis in four, respiratory arrest in two, and head injury in one. Magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography revealed structural abnormalities of the temporal..

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