Periodic spasms: an unclassified type of epileptic seizure in childhood.

@article{Gobbi1987PeriodicSA,
  title={Periodic spasms: an unclassified type of epileptic seizure in childhood.},
  author={Giuseppe Gobbi and L Bozaquel-Morais Bruno and Alessandro Pini and P Giovanardi Rossi and Carlo Alberto Tassinari},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1987},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          766-75
        }
}
Seven boys aged between 14 months and 13 years with focal or multifocal partial epilepsy had very unusual seizures, characterized by series of periodic bilateral spasms. These consisted of a brief, complex movement of slight to severe intensity, mainly involving the axial muscles, with raising of the shoulders, adversion of the eyes and head, often with rictus-type facial grimaces and occasional stretching of the legs and emission of a guttural sound. The ictal EEG showed a pattern of periodic… CONTINUE READING
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