Dev Neurorehabil 2012 ;15(5):317-21
Autism Res 2019 08 24;12(8):1251-1259. Epub 2019 May 24.
Department of Medical Informatics, Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Krieger, Baltimore, Maryland.
Epilepsy is known to occur in a higher-than-expected proportion of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Prior studies of this heterogeneous disorder have suggested that intelligence quotient (IQ) may drive this relationship. Because intellectual disability (ID) is, independently of ASD, a risk factor for epilepsy, current literature calls into question the long-understood unique relationship between ASD and epilepsy. Read More
Epileptic Disord 2016 Sep;18(3):252-88
GSTT, Clin Neurophysiology and Epilepsies, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
The term idiopathic focal epilepsies of childhood (IFE) is not formally recognised by the ILAE in its 2010 revision (Berg et al., 2010), nor are its members and boundaries precisely delineated. The IFEs are amongst the most commonly encountered epilepsy syndromes affecting children. Read More
Epilepsy Behav 2012 Nov 24;25(3):381-5. Epub 2012 Oct 24.
Department of Paediatric Neurology, P D Hinduja Hospital, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim (west), Mumbai 400016, Maharashtra, India.
Aim: The aims of this study were to assess the cognitive and behavioral problems of patients with Epilepsy with Electrical Status Epilepticus in slow sleep (ESES) and related syndromes and to review their EEG (electroencephalography) findings and treatment options.Results: Fourteen patients with ESES were evaluated and treated in 2010. Nine children had continuous spike and wave during slow-wave sleep (CSWS)/ESES syndrome, 3 had Atypical BECTS (benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes), 1 had Opercular syndrome, and 1 had Landau-Kleffner syndrome. Read More
Clin Neuropsychol 2011 Aug;25(6):963-88
Communication Sciences & Disorders, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA.
Landau-Kleffner syndrome (LKS) is a childhood disorder characterized by an acquired aphasia that emerges in association with epileptiform electroencephalographic abnormalities. The language loss is often characterized by a severe disturbance of auditory language comprehension (verbal auditory agnosia) combined with a substantial disruption of expressive language. Comorbid behavioral disturbances commonly involve hyperactivity and attentional problems but sometimes encompass a more pervasive pattern of difficulties resembling an autism spectrum disorder. Read More