Behavior in Children With Cryptogenic Localization Related Epilepsy: A Follow-Up Study

Saskia G. M. van Mil*, Rianne P. Reijs, Mariette H. J. A. Debeij-van Hall, Suzanne M. Snoeijen, Nora M. de la Parra, Albert P. Aldenkamp

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Abstract

Using the Child Behavior Checklist, the behavior of 16 children with cryptogenic localization-related epilepsy was assessed at first admission to our epilepsy center, and approximately 2 years later. Behavior improved substantially from t(1) (first assessment, when patients were admitted to our center) to t(2) (reassessment after approximately 2 years) on almost all subscales of the Child Behavior Checklist. At t(2), all subscales scored within normal range. Furthermore, seizure frequency improved considerably in the 2 years between assessments. After a period of approximately 2 years, normalization of behavior in children with cryptogenic localization-related epilepsy occurred.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-110
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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