Prolonged generalized epileptic seizures triggered by breath-holding spells.


We report a 3-year-old female with anoxic-epileptic seizures. Beginning at 11 months of age, she had repeated breath-holding spells with transition into generalized tonic-clonic seizures or status epilepticus. Interictal electroencephalography exhibited no abnormalities. A multidisciplinary diagnostic approach revealed a severely disturbed mother-daughter… (More)