Benign partial epilepsy with affective symptoms: hyperkinetic behavior during interictal periods.

@article{Wakai1994BenignPE,
  title={Benign partial epilepsy with affective symptoms: hyperkinetic behavior during interictal periods.},
  author={Shuji Wakai and Yuko Yoto and Yoshihito Higashidate and Nobutada Tachi and Susumu Chiba},
  journal={Epilepsia},
  year={1994},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={810-2}
}
We report a 4-year-old boy with benign partial epilepsy (BPE) with affective symptoms associated with hyperkinetic behavior during interictal periods. He had had hypermobility and restlessness since about age 3. At 4 years, 6 months, he developed episodes consisting of an expression of terror without complete loss of consciousness. Although we first suspected an acute psychic problem, the ictal EEG was abnormal. After carbamazepine (CBZ) therapy, the frequency of the attacks decreased… CONTINUE READING