Epileptic Disorders


Focal ESES as a selective focal brain dysfunction: a challenge for clinicians, an opportunity for cognitive neuroscientists Volume 17, issue 3, September 2015

1 Department of Neuroscience, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
2 Child Neuropsychiatry, Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
3 Danish Epilepsy Center, Filadelfia/University of Copenhagen, Dianalund, Denmark
4 IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna, Bellaria, Hospital, Bologna, Italy

To the Editor, We have read with great interest the report by Kuki et al. (Epileptic encephalopathy with continuous spikes and waves in the occipito-temporal region during slow-wave sleep in two patients with acquired Kanji dysgraphia. Epileptic Disord 2014;16(4):540-5) who describe in two young Japanese boys (10 and 11 years old, respectively), the occurrence of an “encephalopathy related to electrical status epilepticus during sleep” (ESES) with a very peculiar clinical picture. In [...]