dr Rajni Farmania
Pediatric Neurologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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Paroxysmal non epileptic events in childhood mimic epilepsy and evoke lot of anxiety amongst parents and family members. These events sometimes end up in getting extensive diagnostic work up and inappropriate treatment. The key point in diagnosis is taking an accurate and detailed history.

 

Common non-epileptic events by age:

 

NEONATE

INFANCY AND TODDLERS

Jitteriness

Breath holding spells

Benign sleep myoclonus

Shuddering attacks

 

Benign myoclonus of infancy

 

Benign paroxysmal torticollis

 

Head nodding

 

Spasmus nutans

 

Sandifer syndrome

 

Gratification disorder

 

 

Editors Note: In our next few posts/pages, each one of them would be discussed briefly...



Posted On: 01/04/2019

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