Seizure Versus Parasomnias

Carl W. Bazil

in Epilepsy

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743506
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322794 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Seizure Versus Parasomnias

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Paroxysmal episodes that occur during sleep can be a diagnostic dilemma. History may be imperfect or even nonexistent, as patients may not recall the actual episode, and witnesses may not be present. Careful history may be able to distinguish whether the event is a seizure or a parasomnia, but diagnostic testing with polysomnography and/or video-EEG may be required to confirm the diagnosis.

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Subjects: Neurology

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