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Epileptic Disorders

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Alternating hemiplegia of childhood: presentation of two cases regarding the extent of variability Volume 6, issue 1, March 2004

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Social Security Istanbul Goztepe Education Hospital, Department of Pediatrics. Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Neurology, Division of Child Neurology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Key words: alternating hemiplegia of childhood, abnormal ocular movements, hemiplegia, dystonic attacks, tonic seizures, L‐dopa
  • Page(s) : 45-8
  • Published in: 2004

Alternating hemiplegia of childhood is an episodic neurological disorder, the diagnosis of which is solely clinical. In this report, two patients with alternating hemiplegia, one as a representative of the classical picture and the other with unusual features, are presented by video display. Some clinical manifestations and the variability of symptoms are discussed with regard to their place in the diagnosis of the disease. (Published with videosequences)