Revista Cubana de Pediatría
On-line version ISSN 1561-3119
POZO ALONSO, Albia J.; POZO LAUZAN, Desiderio and CORDERO LOPEZ, Girelda. Application of the new diagnostic scheme for children with idiopathic focal epilepsiesApplication of the new diagnostic scheme for children with idiopathic focal epilepsies. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2005, vol.77, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3119.
The aim of this paper was to apply in 101 children with focal idiopathic epilepsies, the new diagnostic scheme proposed for persons with epilepsy seizures and epilepsy in 2001. The average age at the onset of focal epilepsy was 6.4 years old. The most frequent focal epileptic seizures were the secondarily generalized (35.6 %), followed by the motor seizures (30.7 %) and the sensory seizures (20.8 %). Among the focal motor seizures, it was observed a predominance of those of elementary clonic motor signs (48.4 %) and of the asymmetric tonic motor seizures (35.5 %). As regards the focal sensory seizures, there was a prevalence of the seizures with elementary symptoms (95.2 %). The most commonly identified epileptic syndrome was the infantile benign epilepsy with centrotemporal points (10.9 %), followed by the non-family infantile benign seizures (5 %). The most frequent abnormal interictal initial electro-encephalographic tracing was the focal one (36.4 &). The application of this new diagnostic scheme proved to be useful in children with focal idiopathic epilepsies.
Keywords : Focal idiopathic epilepsies; focal idiopathic epileptic syndromes; focal epileptic seizures.