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Malignant 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
Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
How will I know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over? 2 years seizure free and normal eeg?
Multiple reasons: Epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures, has multiple causes. These include: genetic, head trauma, certain brain infections, and stroke. Even with the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques, there are a significant number of cases in which the cause is not known. This, of course, does not mean that the person does not have epilepsy. ...Read more
Seizures: There is no single cause for epilepsy; structural derangement, space occupying lesions, toxic and metabolic features, in born errors, traumatic brain injury and other may cause epilepsy. In a simple terms uncontrolled electrical discharges from brain cells may result in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read more
By EEG: Epilepsy is diagnosed by the description of the seizure by the patient or a witness and an eeg. Seizures can be precipitated by a number of factor including drugs sleep deprivation and very low blood sugar. Excluding these and other possilbe causes is important in diagnosing epilepsy. Depending on you age, imaging of the brain may be indicated. ...Read more
2 to 3 percent: Puberty can be stressful to brain function. Primary epilepsy such as jme or cpe may emerge then. Drug reaction, head trauma, brain infections, brain tumors may present then. Emotional stress, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, all may increase risk for seizures. Pseudo seizures may develop. ...Read more
Neurologist: It is preferable to see a neurologist, and try to find one that specializes in seizures and epilepsy. Make sure you have a full evaluation so that the diagnosis may be confirmed. If the diagnosis is correct, the neurologist can guide you to determine if the epilepsy needs to be treated, and with what. ...Read more
Untreatable: About 60% of seizures are controlled by one medication 20% with more than one med, 10% with surgery, but fewer than 10% do not respond to any measures they are termed intractable, with recent advances in surgery, vagal nerve stimulation, special diets etc this number is shrinking! ...Read more
1.5 to 2 percent: World wide incidence of epilepsy has been increasing. Mainly related to head trauma and degenerative diseases of older age. Epilepsy remains a major medical problem throughout the world. Seizures of childhood are much more frequent - 5 to 7 percent - but are more benign and often resolve with age. ...Read more
UNLIKELY: Most cases of epilepsy have little genetic causation, and if your relative is not within your immediate family, very unexpected that you would also have it. However, if you developed a brain infection, head injury, or abused drugs or alcohol, you might acquire epilepsy due to those issues. ...Read more