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Do I have to have a seizures in order to detect abnormal brain waves?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: No-EEG
An eeg is the test for abnormal brain waves.

In brief: No-EEG
An eeg is the test for abnormal brain waves.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Glen Elliott
An EEG can pick up abnormalities in electrical activity mostly of the surface of the brain. Many people have abnormalities with no risk of seizures, and some people with seizures have perfectly normal EEGs--except, of course, when they are actually having a seizure.
Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Neurology
In brief: Abnormal EEG
Not exactly, in seizures there is an ictal and interictal state.
Ictal state means during active seizure which shows the typical type of abnormal eeg related to the seizure type. Interictal state is an abnormal waves without active seizure, it shows that the brain is active and means an increased risk of seizure. It means that you don't have to have active seizure at the time of eeg to have abn.

In brief: Abnormal EEG
Not exactly, in seizures there is an ictal and interictal state.
Ictal state means during active seizure which shows the typical type of abnormal eeg related to the seizure type. Interictal state is an abnormal waves without active seizure, it shows that the brain is active and means an increased risk of seizure. It means that you don't have to have active seizure at the time of eeg to have abn.
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