Late-onset childhood occipital epilepsy (Gastaut type): a family study.

  title={Late-onset childhood occipital epilepsy (Gastaut type): a family study.},
  author={Salvatore Grosso and Rossella Vivarelli and Giuseppe Gobbi and Rosanna Maria di Bartolo and Rosario Berardi and Paolo Balestri},
  journal={European journal of paediatric neurology : EJPN : official journal of the European Paediatric Neurology Society},
  volume={12 5},
Late onset childhood occipital epilepsy-Gastaut type (LOCOE) is a rare idiopathic epilepsy syndrome with an uncertain long-term prognosis. Elementary visual hallucinations and interictal spike-and-wave complexes in the occipital areas represent the main electroclinical findings of the syndrome. The functional nature of LOCOE has been emphasized together with the presence of genetic predisposition in the affected patients. Here, we report on two families in which two patients, respectively… CONTINUE READING

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