Non epileptic paroxysmal events and the epileptic conditions that they imitate NEPE Imitating epileptic condition Syncope Generalized tonic-clonic seizure, focal seizures, abscence seizures, drop attacks, myoclonic seizures
Breath-holding spell Tonic spasms Sandifer syndrome Tonic spasms, infantile spasm Sleep disorders Frontal lobe seizures, rolandic seizure Benign sleep myoclonus Myoclonic seizure
, focal seizures Pseudo-crises Status epilepticus, non-convulsive status, tonic clonic seizures, abscence seizures, focal seizures Migraine Occipital lobe seizures, temporal lob seizures Nepe: Non epileptic paroxysmal events
The aqueous extract at doses of 800, 1600, and 3200 mg/kg significantly increased the latency time to the onset of myoclonic seizure
All types of seizures (myoclonic, GTC and absence) were observed in 14 patients, whereas the combination of myoclonic and GTC seizures in 58 and the combination of myoclonic seizure
and the absence of seizures were found in five patients.
Most of these children (11) had co-morbid epilepsy: generalized tonic clonic seizures (5); myoclonic seizure
(2); electrical status epilepticus of sleep (1); and atypical absence (1).
3 mg/kg, ip) inhibited the prolongation of myoclonic seizure
latency and antagonized the reduction of myoclonic seizure
duration induced by thymoquinone (40 and 80 mg/kg) in the PTZ model.
Guaifenesin also increased latency to the onset of myoclonic seizure
in a dose-dependent manner (r=0.
Comment: Safety and efficacy are based on a phase III, double-blind, randomized trial that demonstrated a greater than 50% reduction in myoclonic seizure
days versus baseline for 60% of 54 patients treated with Keppra.
There was only one case of myoclonic seizure
in this study, he had abnormal outcome at 6 month of age (p value = 0.
Colten has microcephaly, cerebral palsy, myoclonic seizure
disorder and cortical visual impairment.
After a myoclonic seizure
, the child should also be examined for injury if the jerking movements caused an extremity to come in contact with a hard object such as a wooden chair arm or metal bed rail.
Now, I'm a reasonably intelligent person, but I can honestly say I never really knew what cerebral palsy was, or a myoclonic seizure
, or what side of the brain did what.
Most common seizure type was generalised tonic clonic seizures (68%) followed by simple partial seizures (12%), complex partial seizure (10%), myoclonic seizures
(5%) and absence seizures (4%).