M Nieto Barrera

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AIMS Severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy (SMEI) is an epileptic syndrome recognised by the ICE of 1985 and 1989 and in the proposal put forward by the ILAE Task Force on Classification and Terminology in 2001. In this paper, its historical development, nosological characteristics and treatment are described. DEVELOPMENT Although identified by Dravet in(More)
Authors have studied 79 children with epilepsy with centro-temporal E.E.G. foci, taking into consideration the clinical seizure type, age at first seizure, relation and sleeping-waking cycle, personal and family history and electroencephalographic findings. Its' physiopathology is questioned suggesting the denomination of benign partial epilepsy of children.
64 children with seizures occuring during sleep were studied. No claim is made to definitive clinical results, but the clinical peculiarities of certain epileptic crises that tend to occur more frequently in sleep are presented. In 62.5% of all our cases are being treated as benign epilepsy, with centro-temporal E.E.G. foci and typical characteristics of(More)
OBJECTIVE The association of a language disorder with epilepsy is observed in some circumstance, with or without a causal relationship. In Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS), it is estimated that the aphasia is directly caused by epileptic discharges in language areas. PATIENTS AND METHODS Ten children with LKS are studied. The clinical and(More)
INTRODUCTION The International Classification of epilepsies and epileptic syndromes, proposed in 1989, have proven to be of considerable value and suministered a universal vocabulary for physicians. The use have identified also some disadvantages and the rapid advances in neuroimage and molecular genetics has become clear that reappraisal is needed. (More)
Hypomelanosis of Ito (incontinentia pigmenti achromians) is a neurocutaneous syndrome consisting of bizarre, patterned, macular hypopigmentation over variable portions of the body surface. Associated defects in other systems occur, commonly in the central nervous system, in a significant percentage of affected individuals. Six children affected by(More)