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OBJECTIVE Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is observed in 30% of children and adolescents with epilepsy. Recent studies have demonstrated the safety of methylphenidate (MPH) in patients with controlled epilepsy. There are few studies of patients with uncontrolled epilepsy. The goal was to study the efficacy and safety of MPH use in children(More)
The association between attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and epilepsy can cause significant impact on the social life of affected individuals and their families. Clinical studies suggest that 30-40% of people with epilepsy also have ADHD. There are no studies which demonstrate that short or long-term treatment with methylphenidate(More)
PURPOSE The present study reports a case of encephalitis due to herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), following surgical manipulation of the site of a primary infection. METHODS Herpes simplex virus-1 infection was confirmed by CSF PCR and DNA sequencing. RESULTS The patient was an 11-year-old girl who required temporal lobe surgery for epilepsy. She had(More)
From November 1982 to May 1999, 28 children with Rett syndrome were followed-up for a medium period of 6 years and 2 months. Regression of developmental milestones started at the age between 5 and 20 months. Nineteen cases of typical Rett syndrome had uneventful pre and perinatal periods, loss of previously acquired purposeful hand skills, mental and motor(More)
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