Journal article

FEBRILE SEIZURES AND HIPPOCAMPAL SCLEROSIS - FREQUENT AND RELATED FINDINGS IN INTRACTABLE TEMPORAL-LOBE EPILEPSY OF CHILDHOOD

AS HARVEY, JD GRATTANSMITH, PM DESMOND, CW CHOW, SF BERKOVIC

Pediatric Neurology | ELSEVIER SCIENCE PUBL CO INC | Published : 1995

Abstract

The relationship between hippocampal sclerosis, febrile seizures, and complex partial seizures in temporal lobe epilepsy continues to be the subject of great debate in the literature. Hippocampal sclerosis is reported infrequently in young children with temporal lobe epilepsy, a factor that has supported the theory that hippocampal sclerosis develops in later life during the course of recurrent complex partial seizures. In a blinded review of magnetic resonance imaging in 53 children, aged 2-17 years (mean: 10 years) with temporal lobe epilepsy, hippocampal sclerosis was diagnosed in 30 children (57%), concordant with ictal electroencephalographic lateralization in 93% and pathologic diagnos..

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