Prolonged apnoea with severe arterial hypoxaemia resulting from complex partial seizures.


Multi-channel tape-recordings of the EEG, breathing movements, arterial pulsed oxygen saturation and ECG were performed on a four-year-old child with a history of cyanotic episodes. These had started at nine months of age, resulted in cardiopulmonary resuscitation on unnumerable occasions, and were refractory to anti-epileptic medication. During each… (More)