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  Electrophysiological Findings in Rett Syndrome [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. 2000; 6(1): 37-44

Electrophysiological Findings in Rett Syndrome

Ahmet GÖKÇAY1, Özgül EKMEKÇİ1, Hatice KARASOY1, Ayfer ÜLKÜ2
1Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, Çocuk Nörolojisi Ünitesi
2Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, Çocuk Nörolojisi Ünitesi

To define possible levels of functional impairment, electroencephalography and evoked potential studies were performed in eight children with Rett syndrome. EEGs were abnormal in all patients, showing generalized discharges in all and epileptic foci in four of them. Background activity abnormalities were not present. VEPs showed delayed latency in two cases. BAEPs were abnormal in one case characterised by bilaterally delayed I-III and III-V interpeak latencies. in one patient giant SEPs with delayed N20 components were detected. This patient had clinical seizures and had temporal and parietal spikes and spike and wave discharges on EEG:

Keywords: Rett syndrome, multimodal evoked potentials, EEG


Ahmet GÖKÇAY, Özgül EKMEKÇİ, Hatice KARASOY, Ayfer ÜLKÜ. Electrophysiological Findings in Rett Syndrome. Turk J Neurol. 2000; 6(1): 37-44

Corresponding Author: Ahmet GÖKÇAY


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