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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2336/49077
Title:
Rolandic epilepsy: an incidence study in Iceland
Authors:
Astradsson, A; Olafsson, E; Ludvigsson, P; Bjorgvinsson, H; Hauser, W A
Citation:
Epilepsia 1998, 39(8):884-6
Issue Date:
1-Aug-1998
Abstract:
PURPOSE: We wished to determine incidence, clinical features, and prognosis of benign rolandic seizures (BRS) and benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE) in a total population. METHODS: Cases were ascertained through review of all EEG records, and diagnosis was verified by review of medical records. Follow-up information regarding seizures and treatment was obtained from parents and treating physicians. RESULTS: In the Icelandic population aged 3-15 years, the incidence of BRS is 6.2 and BRE 4.7 in 100,000. Five years after onset 95% were seizure-free. At last follow-up, all were seizure free and had not been treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for at least 1 year. CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrates that BRS is a common entity in children. The prognosis is excellent and treatment is not necessary in all cases. It is important to identify BRE/BRS correctly and distinguish it from other types of epilepsy.
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dc.contributor.authorAstradsson, A-
dc.contributor.authorOlafsson, E-
dc.contributor.authorLudvigsson, P-
dc.contributor.authorBjorgvinsson, H-
dc.contributor.authorHauser, W A-
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-13T15:21:26Z-
dc.date.available2009-02-13T15:21:26Z-
dc.date.issued1998-08-01-
dc.date.submitted2009-02-13-
dc.identifier.citationEpilepsia 1998, 39(8):884-6en
dc.identifier.issn0013-9580-
dc.identifier.issn10.1111/j.1528-1157.1998.tb01185.x-
dc.identifier.pmid9701381-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/49077-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: We wished to determine incidence, clinical features, and prognosis of benign rolandic seizures (BRS) and benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE) in a total population. METHODS: Cases were ascertained through review of all EEG records, and diagnosis was verified by review of medical records. Follow-up information regarding seizures and treatment was obtained from parents and treating physicians. RESULTS: In the Icelandic population aged 3-15 years, the incidence of BRS is 6.2 and BRE 4.7 in 100,000. Five years after onset 95% were seizure-free. At last follow-up, all were seizure free and had not been treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) for at least 1 year. CONCLUSIONS: Our study demonstrates that BRS is a common entity in children. The prognosis is excellent and treatment is not necessary in all cases. It is important to identify BRE/BRS correctly and distinguish it from other types of epilepsy.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBlackwell Scienceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1157.1998.tb01185.xen
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAge Factorsen
dc.subject.meshAnticonvulsantsen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshElectroencephalographyen
dc.subject.meshEpilepsy, Rolandicen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshFollow-Up Studiesen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshIncidenceen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshPrognosisen
dc.subject.meshSex Factorsen
dc.titleRolandic epilepsy: an incidence study in Icelanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Neurology, National University Hospital (Landspitalinn), Reykjavik, Iceland.en
dc.identifier.journalEpilepsiaen
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