PURPOSE To determine whether magnetoencephalography (MEG) has any clinical value for the analysis of seizure discharges in patients with medial frontal lobe epilepsy (FLE). METHODS Four patients were studied with 74-channel MEG. Interictal and ictal electroencephalographic (EEG) and MEG recordings were obtained. The equivalent current dipoles (ECDs) of… (More)
Rotavirus RNA was detected in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid from eight Japanese children with convulsions and gastroenteritis in the acute stage by means of the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. This may suggest that rotavirus invades the central nervous system through blood vessels.
We describe the case of 10-year-old twin girls, who were born to nonconsanguineous parents and showed pes equinovarus, infantile spasms, and severe psychomotor retardation. Neither patient showed marked microcephaly. Neuroimaging revealed a simplified gyral pattern in the bilateral frontotemporal areas, a reduced volume of cerebral white matter, and a thin… (More)