The authors determined the frequency of epileptiform discharges in the electroencephalogram (EEG) of a cohort of children and adolescents referred to a neurology specialty clinic for evaluation of attention-deficit disorders. Of 624 records, 461 (73.9%) were normal and 163 (26.1%) abnormal. Of abnormal EEGs, 70 (42.9%) had focal epileptiform discharges… (More)
An electroencephalogram (EEG) has not been routinely utilized in the evaluation of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The utility of the EEG in ADHD is unclear. A recent study in our laboratory using sleep and sleep deprivation routinely found one in four non-epileptic children evaluated for attention deficit disorder has… (More)
Investigators from Johns Hopkins University reported a cohort of 27 patients with incidentally-noted rolandic spikes (RS) on EEG.
An 8-year-old girl and her 4-year-old sister presented with psychomotor retardation during the 1st year of life. This was followed by spasticity, seizures, and in the older patient, progressive loss of faculties and death. Computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging scans demonstrated progressive cerebral atrophy in both patients. Postmortem… (More)