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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

Recurrence of childhood absence epilepsy as pyknolepsy in adolescence Volume 13, numéro 3, Septembre 2011


Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and Montefiore/Einstein Epilepsy Management Center, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dominick P. Purpura Department Neuroscience, Bronx, New York
  • Mots-clés : childhood absence epilepsy, recurrence, pyknolepsy, adolescence
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2011.0447
  • Page(s) : 313-6
  • Année de parution : 2011

A developmentally normal adolescent boy with a history of childhood absence epilepsy presented with recurrence of pyknolepsy after a seven-year period of remission. The characteristics of his EEG showed the same 3-Hz generalised spike-wave discharge as in his previous EEG in childhood. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing recurrence of childhood absence epilepsy as pyknolepsy in an adolescent. [Published with video sequences]