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Do ictal, clinical, and electroencephalographic features predict outcome in West syndrome?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8554659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ictal electroencephalographic/video recordings of 42 patients with West syndrome (WS) were reviewed to define the relation between ictal, clinical, and EEG features and etiology or prognosis. The duration and type of spasms, the number of spasms per cluster, and the interval between spasms did not correlate with the etiology or the short-term prognosis. However, eye deviation, asymmetric spasms, and partial seizures concomitant with spasms were observed only in symptomatic WS patients with poor outcome. In particular, all 8 patients with concurrent partial seizures had severe psychomotor retardation. The ictal EEG characteristics did not correlate with etiology and prognosis. There was no significant difference between the patients with persistence or reappearance of hypsarrhythmia and the patients without interspasm hypsarrhythmia.
Y Haga; K Watanabe; T Negoro; K Aso; K Kasai; T Ohki; J Natume
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0887-8994     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Neurol.     Publication Date:  1995 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-02-27     Completed Date:  1996-02-27     Revised Date:  2006-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508183     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics; Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Predictive Value of Tests
Psychomotor Disorders / etiology
Seizures / classification,  etiology,  physiopathology*
Spasms, Infantile / classification,  complications,  physiopathology*
Erratum In:
Pediatr Neurol 1996 May;14(4):348

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