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A 33-year-old male asked:

My son is 4 months with lissencephaly. he almost always gets seizures during sleep, or as he is waking up. could an eeg find out what kind of seizure?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Needs neurologist: Yes, with his condition he should be under the care of a neurologist, prefebly at a children's teaching hospital.
Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Infantile spasms: Since your son has lissencephaly, he may well have infantile spasms which are common for kids with lissencephaly and which often occur when children are waking up. An EEG would diagnose this. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/infantilespasms/infantilespasms.htm

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