Saline activation of pseudoepileptic seizures: clinical EEG and neuropsychiatric observations.

@article{Drake1985SalineAO,
  title={Saline activation of pseudoepileptic seizures: clinical EEG and neuropsychiatric observations.},
  author={Miles E. Drake},
  journal={Clinical EEG},
  year={1985},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={171-6}
}
Twenty patients with suspected pseudoseizures underwent saline infusion during prolonged sleep deprived EEG with video monitoring and nasopharyngeal electrodes. No patients had definite clinical evidence of epilepsy, but 35% had abnormal EEGs, 10% with epileptiform activity. Patients with epileptiform discharges did not experience pseudoseizures with saline infusion. Patients with generalized EEG slowing responded to saline infusion with characteristic seizures. Three groups of patients were… CONTINUE READING