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Pediatric EEG Abnormalities

  • James J. RivielloJr.

Abstract

EEG is an important tool in pediatric neurology and EEG abnormalities occur in many different disorders. EEG abnormalities are nonspecific and do not make a specific diagnosis. However, the EEG is especially useful in the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, classification, and management of seizures and epileptic syndromes. Once the diagnosis of epilepsy is established, specific EEG patterns help to define specific epileptic syndromes.

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EEG EEG and epileptic syndromes pediatric EEG pediatric EEG abnormalities pediatric EEG patterns 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James J. RivielloJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Department of Neurology, Children’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBoston

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