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Prolonged apnoea with severe arterial hypoxaemia resulting from complex partial seizures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3691978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Multi-channel tape-recordings of the EEG, breathing movements, arterial pulsed oxygen saturation and ECG were performed on a four-year-old child with a history of cyanotic episodes. These had started at nine months of age, resulted in cardiopulmonary resuscitation on unnumerable occasions, and were refractory to anti-epileptic medication. During each episode seizure activity appeared first, followed within a few seconds by sinus tachycardia, prolonged absence of inspiratory efforts and severe arterial hypoxaemia. As the seizure activity ended, breathing movements restarted and there was a gradual improvement in oxygenation.
D P Southall; V Stebbens; N Abraham; L Abraham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-20     Completed Date:  1988-02-20     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  784-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Brompton Hospital, London.
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MeSH Terms
Apnea / physiopathology*
Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe / physiopathology*
Evoked Potentials
Hypoxia, Brain / physiopathology*
Seizures, Febrile / physiopathology
Temporal Lobe / physiopathology

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