Absence Attacks Precipitated by Long‐Lasting Subclinical Temporal Discharges

B. Clemens, J. Bánk

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Abstract: The subject of this single‐case report is a girl whose absence seizures and the corresponding 3 Hz generalized, symmetrical spike‐wave pattern were precededby continuous, long‐lasting left temporal subclinical epileptic discharges probably associated with an atrophic lesion in the hemisphere. The authors' meaning is that like in experimental human conditions (stereo‐EEG studies), epileptic neuronal malfunctioning of a localized nature is also able to precipitate true absence attacks. This idea is supported by electroencephalographic and pharmacological arguments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - jún. 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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