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Electroencephalography: Electroencephalograms of Infants and Children

Barbara F. Westmoreland

in Clinical Neurophysiology

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385113
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195385113.003.0011

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Electroencephalography: Electroencephalograms of Infants and Children

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This chapter discusses the normal and abnormal EEG patterns in neonates, infants, and children. Because the EEG is a neurophysiologic test that reflects a disturbance of cerebral function, it is an important tool in evaluating infants and children. The EEG helps determine whether there is an underlying organic disorder, indicates the degree and extent of cerebral dysfunction, confirms or helps make the diagnosis of a specific disorder such as seizures, indicates whether there is a focal or generalized process, and, in certain instances, aids in determining the prognosis.

Chapter.  6907 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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