The Best Time for EEG Recording in Febrile Seizure

Parvaneh KARIMZADEH, Alireza REZAYI*, Mansoureh TOGHA, Farzad AHMADABADI, Hojjat DERAKHSHANFAR, Eznollah AZARGASHB, Fatemeh KHODAEI

Abstract


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How to Cite This Article: Karimzadeh P, Rezayi A, Togha M, Ahmadabadi F, Derakhshanfar H, Azargashb E, Khodaei F. The Best Time for EEG Recording in Febrile Seizure. Iran J Child Neurol. 2014 Winter; 8(1):20-25.

Objective
Some studies suggest that detection of epileptic discharge is unusual during the first postictal week of febrile seizure and others believe that EEGs carried out on the day of the seizure are abnormal in as many as 88% of the patients. In this
study, we intend to compare early and late EEG abnormalities in febrile seizure.


Materials & Methods 
EEG was recorded during daytime sleep, 24-48 hours (early EEG) and 2 weeks (late EEG) after the seizure in 36 children with febrile seizure (FS), aged between 3 months and 6 years. EEGs that showed generalized or focal spikes, sharp, spike wave complex, and slowing were considered as abnormal EEG.
Abnormalities of the first EEG were compared with those of second EEG.


Results
The most common abnormal epileptiform discharges recorded in the early EEG were slow waves (27.6%) and sharp waves in late EEG (36%). Distribution of abnormalities in early and late EEG showed no significant statistical difference.

Conclusion
The early and late EEG recording had the same results in patient with febrile seizure.

 

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Keywords


Simple; Complex; Febrile seizures; Electroencephalography; Epileptiform discharges

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/ijcn.v8i1.5516

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