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Nocturnal epilepsy masquerading as a behavioral problem in childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7097166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nocturnal epilepsy has been described as a clinical syndrome since the early 1950s. It has been reported most frequently in the European literature and receives scant attention in current American pediatric texts. Two cases are described that presented as behavioral problems in childhood but whose subsequent evaluation and response to therapy support the diagnosis of nocturnal epilepsy. Clues in the history and the failure of behavioral intervention are important in suspecting the syndrome. Physical examination and waking electroencephalographic findings are normal in most cases. Electroencephalography performed during sleep provides positive evidence of nocturnal epilepsy in the majority of cases.
S M Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-24     Completed Date:  1982-09-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis*
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Epilepsy / complications,  diagnosis*
Sleep Disorders / complications,  diagnosis*

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