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Stool retention and seizure-like episodes

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Does the deliberate retention of stools cause episodes that might be mistaken for epileptic seizures? Case reports in 1998 and 2003 described two children aged 4 years and 5 years who apparently had stool withholding and seizure-like episodes. Now four children have been described who attended a general paediatric clinic in Hertfordshire over a period of 2 years (

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The two girls and two boys presented at between 3 months and 13 months of …

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