Electroencephalography and Brain Imaging Patterns in Childre | 46619

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562


Electroencephalography and Brain Imaging Patterns in Children with Acute Encephalopathy

Ebru Arhan, Yilmaz Akbas, Kursad Aydin, Tugba Hirfanoglu, Ayse Serdaroglu and Zeynep Ozturk

Background: The electroencephalographic patterns can be associated with brain imaging and outcome in children with acute encephalopathy. A rigorous association of electroencephalography and imaging findings and outcome of pediatric encephalopathy is lacking.
Materıal and method: We performed a retrospective review of clinical, electroencephalography and imaging data of forty-nine children with electroencephalography pattern of diffuse encephalopathy.
Results: The most prevalent etiological group was the metabolic group. The most common electroencephalography finding was isolated continuous slowing of background activity. Theta pattern was significantly associated with brain atrophy and with toxic encephalopathy, theta/delta pattern with white matter abnormalities and viral encephalitis. Patients with a theta/delta pattern was more likely require intensive care others, whereas those with FIRDA didn't need intensive care.
Conclusıon: This study highlights that electroencephalography-imaging when added to the clinical data may help clinicians in the diagnosis, and hence appropiate treatment of pediatric patients with encephalopathy.