Epileptic Disorders


Encephalopathy related to Status Epilepticus during slow Sleep: an historical introduction Volume 21, supplément 1, June 2019


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1 Danish Epilepsy Center, Filadelfia, University of Copenhagen, Dianalund, Denmark
2 University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

In 1971, Patry, Lyagoubi and Tassinari described in six children a distinctive EEG pattern, referred to as “Subclinical electrical status epilepticus induced by sleep”, characterized by apparently “subclinical” spike-and-wave discharges occurring almost continuously during sleep for a variable length of time (months to years) (figure 1). In 1977, Tassinari et al. reported eleven additional patients. The conclusions of this study (that considered also five of the original patients) [...]