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:





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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