The syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia.

  title={The syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia.},
  author={Christopher R. Butler and Kim S. Graham and John R. Hodges and Narinder Kapur and Joanna M. Wardlaw and Adam ZJ. Zeman},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  volume={61 6},
OBJECTIVE Transient amnesia can be the principal manifestation of epilepsy. This diagnosis, however, is seldom suspected by clinicians and remains controversial. The amnestic attacks are often associated with persistent memory complaints. This study was designed to provide the first description of transient epileptic amnesia in a substantial series of patients. METHODS Fifty patients were recruited over 18 months using the following diagnostic criteria: (1) recurrent, witnessed episodes of… CONTINUE READING
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