Table 2

EEG and CT scan results from the eight children with neurological sequelae

Age (mth)18911119135636
Any status epilepticus2-150 YesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
No. of clinical seizures after admission214000> 2011
Background EEG activity3–5 Hz R2–4 Hz2–5 Hz1–4 Hz L2–6 Hz3–7 Hz R3–7 Hz1–4 Hz
2 Hz L0.5–2 Hz R2 Hz L
Localisation of ictal or interictal dischargesL temporo–parietal interictal sharp slow wavesL temporal ictal dischargesNoneNoneNoneL parieto–occipitalBilateral parieto–occipital interictal dischargesNone
R mid temporal
ictal and interictal discharges
Type of sequelaeR hemiplegiaR hemiplegiaR hemiplegiaL hemiplegiaSpastic quadriplegiaSpastic quadriplegiaAttention and speech deficitsGrand mal epilepsy
Follow up EEG one month post dischargeAsymmetricAsymmetry of sleep spindlesAsymmetry of sleep spindlesAsymmetry of sleep spindlesLow amplitude, featurelessMovement artefactAbnormal sleep activityNormal EEG with hyperventilation
Increased slow activity on LLow amplitude, featureless over L posterior quadrantIncreased slow activity L posterior quadrantIncreased slow activity R posterior quadrant
CT scan one month post dischargeInfarction L parieto–occipital regionInfarction L parieto–occipital regionFailed to attendInfarction R parieto–occipital regionGeneralised cerebral atrophyGeneralised cerebral atrophyGeneralised cerebral atrophyNormal
  • 2-150 Clinical seizure reported (before admission) or observed (after admission) to last for 30 minutes or more.