Long-term follow-up of adult patients with genetic generalized epilepsy with typical absence seizures and generalized paroxysmal fast activity in their EEG

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Aydin-Ozemir Z., Matur Z., BEBEK N., Gurses C., Gokyigit A., BAYKAL B.

SEIZURE-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPILEPSY, vol.23, no.8, pp.607-615, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.seizure.2014.04.017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.607-615
  • Keywords: Idiopathic epilepsy, Absences, Prognosis, Fast activity, ELECTROCLINICAL FEATURES, VIDEO-EEG, CLASSIFICATION, DISCHARGES, SPIKE, WAVE
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Purpose: Generalized paroxysmal fast activity (GPFA), an EEG pattern with variable frequency and duration, is usually noted in symptomatic/cryptogenic generalized epilepsies. However, GPFA has also been reported in a few patients with genetic generalized epilepsy (GGE) who presented with typical absence seizures (TAS). Our aim was to report the results of long-term follow-up and genetic findings in these patients.