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Reading epilepsy in a patient with previous idiopathic focal epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes Volume 1, numéro 3, Septembre 1999

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  • Reading epilepsy in a patient with previous idiopathic focal epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes

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Neurological Institute, University of Bologna, via Ugo Foscolo, 7, 40123, Bologna, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 167-72
  • Année de parution : 2000

Benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECT) [1] is a common childhood epilepsy syndrome, with onset between 5 and 10 years of age. It is characterized by brief, stereotypical, unilateral motor tonic, clonic, or tonic-clonic convulsions involving lips and tongue as well as pharyngeal and laryngeal muscles. A transient speech impairment, hypersalivation or dysphasia can occur during the ictal or postictal phase. Typically, the seizures [...]