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Bilateral akinetic seizures: a clinical and electroencephalographic description.

Authors
  • Toledano, Rafael
  • García-Morales, Irene
  • Kurtis, Mónica M
  • Pérez-Sempere, Angel
  • Ciordia, Roberto
  • Gil-Nagel, Antonio
Type
Published Article
Journal
Epilepsia
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2010
Volume
51
Issue
10
Pages
2108–2115
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2010.02662.x
PMID: 20662894
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

BAS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients reporting paroxysmal inability to move with preservation of awareness, bearing in mind that these seizures can occur spontaneously or be precipitated by startle. The diagnosis can be achieved with video-EEG monitoring, showing stereotyped semiology and distinctive EEG abnormalities, and is often supported by the presence of lesions involving the frontal lobes.

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