Clinical significance of periodic EEG patterns.

  title={Clinical significance of periodic EEG patterns.},
  author={Yoshiyuki Kuroiwa and Gastone G. Celesia},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={37 1},
Generalized and focal periodic EEG patterns were studied in 62 patients. Generalized periodic suppression bursts and generalized periodic slow-wave complexes (GPSC) occurred in patients under anesthesia or drug intoxication, and with anoxic/metabolic encephalopathies. When these conditions were excluded, GPSC indicated the diagnosis of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis or other encephalitides. Suppression bursts in comatose patients after cardiorespiratory arrest indicate an unfavorable… CONTINUE READING


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