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The amplitude of discharge is greatest in the frontocentral regions. Although the discharge begins with a frequency of three cycles per second, it may slow to two cycles per second as it ends. Hyperventilation usually activates the discharge. The interictal EEG is usually normal, but when abnormal, the typical features are focal or multifocal spike discharges or diffuse slowing. Children with interictal abnormalities are more likely to have mental retardation or developmental delay. Although the EEG pattern of discharge is stereotyped, variations on the theme in the form of multiple spike-and-wave discharges are also acceptable.

Later epilepsy is not preventable by the continuous use of antiepileptic drugs after an acute encephalopathy. Pooled data on epilepsy in children suggest that discontinuing antiepileptic therapy is successful after 2 years of complete control. Pooled data are worthless when applied to the individual child. I suspect that many otherwise normal children started on 37 Chapter 1 Paroxysmal Disorders antiepileptic medication after a first seizure who then remain seizure free for 2 years should not have received medication in the first place.

Management. Standard antiepileptic drugs usually provide complete seizure control. Typical seizures never persist beyond 12 years of age. However, not all children with occipital discharges have a benign epilepsy syndrome. Persistent or hard-to-control seizures raise the question of a structural abnormality in the occipital lobe and require MRI examination. PANAYIOTOPOULOS SYNDROME Clinical Features. Age at onset of Panayiotopoulos syndrome is 3 to 6 years, but the range extends from 1 to 14 years.

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