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Transitory cognitive impairment with brief generalized spike-wave paroxysm: a clinical counterexample to the three-second rule.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9465286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The topic of transitory impairment of consciousness with spike wave bursts has been of interest to neurologists for years. Based on some early experiments, a 3-second rule was formulated and has found its way into the conventional wisdom of neurology. It states that, in order to result in impairment of consciousness, a spike-wave burst must be of at least 3 seconds' duration. We discuss a case which poses a clinical counterexample to that rule.
J E Mendizabal; W J Nowack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical EEG (electroencephalography)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0009-9155     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Electroencephalogr     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-02-25     Completed Date:  1998-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236454     Medline TA:  Clin Electroencephalogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  215-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Electroneurodiagnostic Laboratory, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama 36617, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Mental Retardation / complications
Seizures / complications,  physiopathology*,  psychology

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