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What is benign rolandic epilepsy?

What is benign rolandic epilepsy?

Common condition: About 1 percent of all children will have symptoms of benign focal seizures. The eeg will show focal polyphasic discharges in the central-temporal region of the brain, and the child is otherwise normal. Events often occur from sleep. Common age is from 5 years to 12 years. Most are outgrown. There are many names but very similar symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Can you provide me some information on benign Rolandic epilepsy and the side effects for a child taking carbamazepine?

Can you provide me some information on benign Rolandic epilepsy and the side effects for a child taking carbamazepine?

Complex question.: We are limited to a 400 word answer so only basic general info can be given. 15% of kids with epilepsy have this type. It doesn't affect intelligence, usually. See http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-epilepsy-syndromes/benign-rolandic-epilepsy Carbamazepine is often used to treat epilepsy & is a good choice for many. No med is right for every one. Don't take ANY other med w/ it unless OK'd by MD ...Read more

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What is average dose of carbamazepine for 8.5 year old for benign rolandic epilepsy? Also can an increased dose cause depression?

What is average dose of carbamazepine for 8.5 year old for benign rolandic epilepsy? Also can an increased dose cause depression?

Cbz: 'typically' (due to weight variations and severity of condition, liver function and blood counts) around 100mg twice daily going up by 100g per week. Depression is not typical but is reported and warned against in all seizure medications as a class. ...Read more

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How will i know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over? 2 years seizure free and normal eeg?

How will i know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over?  2 years seizure free and normal eeg?

May be time: Most studies indicate if a person goes 2 years seizure free and has a normal EEG, the chance of remaining seizure free is approximately 70%. Ask her neurologist his approach to weaning from medication. ...Read more

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Is it possible that adults can get rolandic epilepsy?

Is it possible that adults can get rolandic epilepsy?

In adults, rolandic: Seizure is named partial seizure- it starts from one part of the brain usually the temporal lobe and can spread to the other parts. Take care and god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-benign-rolandic-epilepsy?Page=1 http://m.Healthline.Com/symptom/seizures http://www.Epilepsy.Com/learn/types-seizures/simple-partial-seizures. ...Read more

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What treatment is recommended for rolandic epilepsy?

Sometimes nothing!: Rolandic epilepsy is a form of epilepsy that often afflicts children, but it is considered a "benign" form of epilepsy. Most of the time it begins in children who are between 6 and 8, and it goes away by itself by around age 14. Because of the benign nature, often times no treatment is recommended. If the seizures are causing problem for the child, various seizure medicines can be helpful. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has rolandic epilepsy. Is that very serious of not?

Prognosis good...: ..As most children do outgrow this form of epilepsy typically seen in the preadolescent and adolescent age ranges. Some children will continue seizures later in life (about 2 %). This type of seizure is characterized by nighttime seizures, normal cognition, and typical eeg findings. Treament with antiepileptic meds if frequent but usually not needed. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?

My daughter is 5yrs n she was diagnosed with rolandic epilepsy last week. She's on meds. I notice slight change in her skull shape. Is this normal?

"skull shape": Do not worry about skull asymmetries in your 5 yo., as things change with growth. The Rolandic epilepsy is a childhood variant and may well remit as she grows older. Medications should readily control. Sounds like issues are well managed. ...Read more

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How do neurologists tell the difference between benign fasciculations and something more serious like Epilepsy, neuropathy, etc?

How do neurologists tell the difference between benign fasciculations and something more serious like Epilepsy, neuropathy, etc?

Emg/ncs: detailed neuromuscular exam, thorough clinical hx by a neurologist and emg/ncs done by a fellowship trained neurologist is all you need to tell which is being and which is serious ...Read more

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I had a benign brain tumor removal back in 2010, can I fly now even though i had epilepsy?

I had a benign brain tumor removal back in 2010, can I fly now even though i had epilepsy?

Air Travel: There would be no reason to restrict your ablility to fly on commerial airlines once you had recovered from the surgery in 2010. Many states have restrictions on driving if you have had a seizure but there are no problems if you are the passenger. ...Read more

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