A pilot study transitioning children onto levetiracetam monotherapy to improve language dysfunction associated with benign rolandic epilepsy.

@article{Kossoff2007APS,
  title={A pilot study transitioning children onto levetiracetam monotherapy to improve language dysfunction associated with benign rolandic epilepsy.},
  author={Eric Heath Kossoff and Jenna G Los and Dana F. Boatman},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={514-7}
}
Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE) and Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) are similar epilepsy syndromes with sleep-accentuated epileptiform activity, sporadic seizures, and language dysfunction. Levetiracetam has been associated with improved language function in LKS and seizure reduction in BRE. We hypothesized levetiracetam would improve language function in children with BRE. A pilot study was performed with six children (aged 6-12) with BRE and evidence of impaired auditory comprehension and… CONTINUE READING

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