Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Manish Parakh

Manish Parakh
A-314 Shastri Nagar, Opposite Hanwant School, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 342003,

  • Review Article
    A Review of the Not So Benign- Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes
    Author(s): Manish Parakh and Vikash KatewaManish Parakh and Vikash Katewa

    Benign Childhood Epilepsy with Centrotemporal Spikes (BECTS) is one of the commonest childhood epileptic syndromes. It is also one of the most researched epilepsy syndrome and the diagnosis and management are based on standard protocol. Although in the past it was considered as a benign and self-limited entity, more and more evidences are accumulating to suggest that this condition may be associated with learning deficits in children. EEG in BECTS is diagnostic which may continue to be abnormal, years after remission from clinical seizures. From the treatment point of view, it is a debatable issue whether anticonvulsants should be used to treat BECTS? A lot of advancements in the understanding of the genetics have been observed in the last decade which may have a key role in the prevention and better management of this condition in futu.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000314

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