Epilepsies of childhood-pt2

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Created by v.djabatey almost 6 years ago
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Epilepsies of childhood-pt2
1 epilepsy syndromes
1.1 West syndrome
1.1.1 age 4-6 months
1.1.2 seizure pattern violent flexor spasms of the head, trunk & limbs fb extension of the arms flexor spasms last 1-2 secs multiple bursts of 20-30 spasms often on waking but occur many time a day may be misinterpreted as colic social interaction often deteriorates - a useful marker in the hx
1.1.3 causes neurological 2/3rds EEG shows hypsarrhytmia (chaotic pattern of high-voltage slow waves, & multi-focal sharp wave discharges
1.1.4 Rx vigabatrin corticosteroids
1.1.5 prognosis most will subseq lose skills and develop LD or epilepsy
1.2 Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
1.2.1 age 1-3 years
1.2.2 seizure pattern multiple seizure types mostly drop attacks (atastic seizures) tonic seizures absences
1.2.3 poor prognosis
1.2.4 neurodevelopmental disorder
1.2.5 behaviour disorder
1.2.6 often other complex neuro probs or hx of infantile spasms
1.3 childhood absence epilepsy
1.3.1 age 4-12 years
1.3.2 seizure pattern stop momentarily & stop moving may twitch their eyelids or hand minimally lasts a few secs, no longer than 30s child has no recall but realises they've missed something & may look puzzled or say 'pardon' on regaining consciousness
1.3.3 developmentally normal
1.3.4 developmentally normal but can interfere w/ schooling
1.3.5 accounts for 2% of childhood epilepsy
1.3.6 2/3rds are female
1.3.7 episodes can be induced by hyperventilation ask child to blow on a piece of paper or windmill for 2-3 min a useful test in the outpt clinic
1.3.8 EEG show generalised 3/sec spike and wave discharge which is bilat synchronous during and sometimes btw episodes
1.3.9 good prognosis 95% remission in teens 5-10% may develop tonic-clonic seizures in adult
2 Mx
2.1 prognosis
2.1.1 do less well educationally, w/ social outcomes & w/ future employment
2.2 schooling
2.2.1 2/3rds of kids w/ epilepsy go to mainstream school
2.2.2 some require educational help for assoc LD
2.2.3 1/3rd attend special school often have multiple disabilities and their epilepsy is part of a severe brain disorder
3 epilepsy syndromes
3.1 benign epilepsy with contemporal spikes (BECTS)
3.1.1 age 4-10 years
3.1.2 seizure pattern tonic-clonic seizures in sleep simple focal seizures w/ awareness of abnormal feelings in the tongue & distortion of the face supplied by Rolandic area of brain
3.1.3 EEG shows focal sharp waves from the Rolandic or centrotemporal area
3.1.4 important to recognise as it is benign & doesn't always require Rx
3.1.5 Almost all remit in teenage yrs
3.1.6 comprise 15% of all childhood epilepsies
3.2 early-onset benign childhood occipital epilepsy (Panayiotopoulos type)
3.2.1 age 1-4 years
3.2.2 seizure pattern younger kids periods of unresponsiveness, eye deviation, vomiting & autonomic features older kids headache & visual disturbance incl image distortion and hallucinations
3.3 juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
3.3.1 age adolescence-adulthood
3.3.2 seizure pattern myoclonic seizures generalised seizures absences typical hx throwing drinks/corn flakes about in morning myoclonus occurs at this time learning is impaired
3.3.3 characteristic EEG
3.3.4 response to Rx usually good but lifelong
3.3.5 genetic linkage has been IDed
3.3.6 remission unlikely

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