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14 Possible Causes for Generalized Polyspike-and-Slow-Wave Discharges (4-6 Hz)

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  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

    slow wave discharges.[] The EEG typically shows a characteristic pattern with generalized 46 Hz polyspike and slow wave discharges .[] Additionally, an electroencephalogram (EEG), will indicate a characteristic pattern of waves and spikes associated with the syndrome such as generalized 46 Hz polyspike and[]

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures over time. Seizures are episodes of uncontrolled and abnormal firing of brain cells that may cause changes in attention or behavior. Epilepsy occurs when changes in the brain cause it to be too excitable or irritable. As a result, the brain sends[…][]

  • Generalized Clonic or Tonic-Clonic Seizures

    1218 reads Print Overview Location Gallery This program is designed specifically for epileptologists, neurologists, neurology fellows, and other healthcare professionals who provide care for patients with epilepsy. Congress Plaza Hotel 520 South Michigan Avenue Chicago , IL 60605 United States The " Complexities of Care[…][]

  • Benign Adult Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy

    OBJECTIVE: To investigate electroencephalographic (EEG) features of benign adult familial myoclonic epilepsy (BAFME). METHODS: We reviewed interictal EEG features in patients with BAFME treated between April 2005 and November 2012 at a tertiary referral center. The diagnostic criteria for BAFME were the presence[…][]

  • West Syndrome

    2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 345.6 Infantile spasms There are 2 ICD-9-CM codes below 345.6 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim. Clinical Information A rare autosomal recessive inherited neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the pla2g6 gene. It is[…][]

  • Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

    Idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGEs) constitute one third of all epilepsies. They are genetically determined and affect otherwise normal people of both sexes and all races. IGEs manifest with typical absences, myoclonic jerks, and generalized tonic-clonic seizures, alone or in varying combinations and severity.[…][]

  • Ohtahara Syndrome

    Synonym(s): Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Ohtahara Syndrome? Ohtahara syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by seizures. The disorder affects newborns, usually within the first three months of life (most often within the first 10 days) in[…][]

  • Myoclonic-Astatic Epilepsy

    Leitthema First Online: 20 March 2014 Zusammenfassung Die myoklonisch-astatische Epilepsie (MAE, Doose-Syndrom, Epilepsie mit myoklonisch-atonischen Anfällen) ist ein seltenes, elektroklinisches Syndrom des frühen Kindesalters, das bei zuvor gesunden, normal entwickelten Kindern auftritt. Jungen sind häufiger betroffen[…][]

  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy

    Valproic acid is commonly and effectively used in the treatment of idiopathic generalized epilepsies, including juvenile absence epilepsy. Although several adverse effects are associated with this drug, it has only rarely been known to exacerbate seizures. Similar to antiarrhythmic drugs aggravating particular[…][]

  • Myoclonic Jerking

    Definition: A sudden "Shock" like muscular movement Myoclonus can be Classified By: 1) The Electrophysiologic Phenomenon (certain electrical characteristics) Positive Myoclonus: a contraction of a group of muscles lasting 300 milliseconds . Negative Myoclonus (asterixis): a sudden relaxation of a group of muscles. 2)[…][]

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