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Normal Pediatric EEG

  • Ann M. Bergin
  • Blaise F. D. Bourgeois

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the developmental changes in the pediatric EEG from early prematurity through adolescence. The early development of recognizable sleep-wake cycles in the premature infant, the changes that occur around term and the maturation of the EEG in the awake, drowsy, and sleep states are described. Changes in response to routine activation procedures are also described. Figures are provided throughout the text. Discussion of common variant patterns observed in childhood is also provided.

Key Words

Child development EEG normal variant sleep-wake cycles 

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© Humana Press Inc. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann M. Bergin
    • 1
  • Blaise F. D. Bourgeois
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBoston

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