EEG case report
Introduction: Panayiotopoulos syndrome is the second commonest idiopathic focal childhood epilepsy, with a peak of age at onset 4-5 years. Its incidence is usually underestimated, because of the typical unusual clinical manifestations of the seizures with predominant autonomic changes.
Case report: We describe a classical case of Panayiotopoulos syndrome, with recurrent seizures, but good response to antiepileptic drug treatment and remission after a few years.
Conclusion: The importance of the clinical suspicion of this epileptic syndrome and the usefulness of an electroencephalographic recording including a period of sleep is underlined. In most diagnosed cases prognosis is good, although therapy is usually necessary for a variable period of time.
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