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Rolandic Epilepsy In Children
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
How will i know when my daughter's begnin rolandic epilepsy is completely over? 2 years seizure free and normal eeg?
Epilepsy in children: how do children generally describe their auras? What descriptions do they use?
Auras vary: if seizures from part of brain for smelling, will have weird smell; for taste, weird taste; for movement right arm, right arm movement w/o their control; and so on. If seizures spread to whole brain quickly they may stare, fall, convulse but they will not recall the seizure its self. We now call "aura"s partial seizures since they can occur without convulsion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex question: Infants are prone to episodic events. Breath holding, startles, sudden vomiting, stiffening and jerking especially during sleep - all of these have at times been considered, as a form of epilepsy. An accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is very important. Most infants do not need epilepsy medications, but the parents need to understand appropriate management from an infant specialist. ...Read more
None: All the antiepiletic drugs(aed) have a potential to cause birth defect(s). The risk can be minimized by monotherapy instead of multiple combination, lowest effective amount of aed, and Folic Acid supplementation. Valproate has the highest potential to cause birth defect and should be avoided. ...Read more
Birth defects: Depakote blocks Folic Acid and leads to developmental defects as the developing fetus' cells try to form nerve and skeletal organs. Spina bifida and facial deformities, intellectual difficulties are among the problems seen. If possible, women of childbearing age should avoid this medication. Certainly all on it should take a Folic Acid supplement. ...Read more
I have epilepsy and wanting children in the future what possible complications could a unborn child have (on epillim 2000mg)?
Valproate syndrome: In studies reported in the 80's and 90's infants exposed to valproate alone during pregnancy had a variety of issues. About a third showed a recognizable pattern of altered facial features, abnormalities in the formation of the heart, and occasional cleft lip or meningomyelocele. Growth and mental deficiencies were also seen occasionally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm wanting to have children when i'm a bit older but i'm on epillim 2000mg for my epilepsy will I have to come off it during pregnacy?
Dear sir I have some thing to confirm.In children during night time if the baby get epilepsy with out fever and it relapse after 5 min any danger ?
My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?
Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children .Some of them may be hereditary .There are different type of seizures ,some hereditary others are not .These two children may or may not be getting same type .Consult neurologist about these children ,he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children . ...Read more
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