Migralepsy; clinical and electroencephalography findings in children

  • Nimet Kabakus Departments of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Medical School, Bolu, Turkey http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5413-4157
  • Fatma Hanci Departments of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Medical School, Bolu, Turkey http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1019-9207
  • Sevim Turay Departments of Pediatrics, Division of Child Neurology, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Medical School, Bolu, Turkey http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6002-052X
  • Mustafa Dilek Departments of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatalogy, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Medical School, Bolu, Turkey http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3802-0336
  • Mervan Bekdas Departments of Pediatrics, Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Medical School, Bolu, Turkey http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2469-9509
Keywords: Epilepsy, migraine, migralepsy, children

Abstract

Aim: Migralepsy is a clinical entity that occasionally represents a diagnostic problem. An apparent history and clinical manifestation of migraine may mask the epileptic attack accompanying migralepsy. The aim of this study is to present our experience with clinical and electroencephalography (EEG) findings and treatment of our patients diagnosed with childhood migralepsy disease.
Methods: We documented six patients who were initially followed-up with a diagnosis of migraine, subsequently observed to have epileptic seizures, and then diagnosed with migralepsy.
Result: Our patients became asymptomatic by giving good responses to antiepileptic therapy based on clinical and electroencephalography (EEG) findings.
Conclusions: This case series shows that EEG recording can be useful in all stages of migraine for long-term, safe monitoring. Identifying patients with possible migralepsy will enable them to receive antiepileptic treatment.

Published
2018-12-28
How to Cite
Kabakus, N., Hanci, F., Turay, S., Dilek, M., & Bekdas, M. (2018, December 28). Migralepsy; clinical and electroencephalography findings in children. EXPERIMENTAL BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH, 2(1), 20-24. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.30714/j-ebr.2019147579