Electrical status epilepticus in sleep is an age-dependent syndrome with the characteristic pattern of continuous spike and waves during non-rapid eye movement sleep. Most children can present developmental deterioration. The demonstration of the EEG pattern has to rely on all night long EEG recordings. A comprehensive neuropsychologic evaluation with periodic reassessment should be performed. For the idiopathic forms of electrical status epilepticus in sleep, clobazam could be considered as the firstline therapy; in the other cases, corticosteroids, in particular intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy, remain the most effective and should be considered the therapy of choice.

Veggiotti, P., Pera, M. C., Olivotto, S., De Giorgis, V., How to Manage Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep, <<JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY>>, 2016; 33 (1): 3-9. [doi:10.1097/WNP.0000000000000235] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/213595]

How to Manage Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep

Pera, Maria Carmela;
2016

Abstract

Electrical status epilepticus in sleep is an age-dependent syndrome with the characteristic pattern of continuous spike and waves during non-rapid eye movement sleep. Most children can present developmental deterioration. The demonstration of the EEG pattern has to rely on all night long EEG recordings. A comprehensive neuropsychologic evaluation with periodic reassessment should be performed. For the idiopathic forms of electrical status epilepticus in sleep, clobazam could be considered as the firstline therapy; in the other cases, corticosteroids, in particular intravenous methylprednisolone pulse therapy, remain the most effective and should be considered the therapy of choice.
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Veggiotti, P., Pera, M. C., Olivotto, S., De Giorgis, V., How to Manage Electrical Status Epilepticus in Sleep, <<JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY>>, 2016; 33 (1): 3-9. [doi:10.1097/WNP.0000000000000235] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/213595]
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