The epilepsy case of childhood in a patient admitted because of headache to the primary care

Случай детской эпилепсии у пациентов, поступивших на первичную медицинскую помощь с головной болью
Hüseyin Serinçay 1 * , Gaye Çelikcan 1, Yeşim Uncu 1, Alis Özçakır 1, Züleyha Alper 1
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1 Family Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Bursa Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey
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J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 3, Issue 53, pp. 47-49.
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Benign partial epilepsy of childhood is well-developed, idiopathic syndromes which are occurring in normal children with psychomotor development. No pathological findings are found in laboratory and neuroimaging studies. These syndromes are related to age and attacks tend to end spontaneously around adolescence. In EEG, special morphology localized spikes and spike waves with an increase in sleep are observed. The most typical and widely known form is benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BCECTS). Panayiotopoulos syndrome and idiopathic childhood paroxysms occipital epilepsy of Gastaut are also included in this group. In this case, a 3-year-old patient who applied with a complaint of headache, had no pathological findings in her laboratory and investigations, had pathology in his EEG (the sharp slow wave complexes in the fronto-temporal region of the right hemisphere were noteworthy during the entire trache) was taken and a decreased in complaints with carbamazepine treatment was described. Childhood epilepsy should be kept in mind in patients who applied with childhood migraine-like headaches and do not benefit from classic headache treatments.


Serinçay H, Çelikcan G, Uncu Y, Özçakır A, Alper Z. The epilepsy case of childhood in a patient admitted because of headache to the primary care. Journal of Clinical Medicine of Kazakhstan. 2019;3(53):47-9.


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