Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2-2020

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.ebr.2020.100376; PMCID: PMC7393451

Abstract

Polyspike ictal-onset absence seizure has been reported in adult patients with genetic generalized epilepsy but is a novel pattern in the pediatric population. Absence seizures are usually associated with generalized spike-and-wave on EEG. However, we present the case of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome and developmental delays who presented with atypical absence seizure associated with an unusual electroencephalographic (EEG) pattern of polyspike ictal-onset. Recognition of this ictal pattern in the pediatric population, as previously reported in adult populations, is important as it can have therapeutic and prognostic implications.

Journal Title

Epilepsy Behav Rep

Volume

14

First Page

100376

Last Page

100376

Keywords

Absence seizure; Down syndrome; Ictal pattern; Polyspike ictal-onset

Comments

Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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