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Electroclinical outcome of children referred with suspected absence seizures
  1. Geetha Anand1,
  2. Anuruddha Padeniya1,
  3. Rakesh Jain1,
  4. Nadeem Hasan1,
  5. Sandeep Jayawant2,
  6. Michael Pike2,
  7. Tony McShane2,
  8. Zenobia Zaiwalla3
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Neurology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Neurophysiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence toGeetha Anand, Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK; anandgeetha97{at}hotmail.com

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Background

Approximately 10% of children with epilepsy have absence epilepsy syndromes.1 The diagnosis is confirmed by recording events during a standard EEG recording synchronised with video.2 However, non-epileptic absence-like behaviour is common in children, and although there may be clinical pointers to non-epileptic behaviours, an EEG is often requested.3

Objective

To describe the EEG (synchronised with video) results in children …

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