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Help understanding daughters eeg reportMon, 01/27/2020 - 13:47
My 10 year old daughter has been having episodes of dream like states when she is awake. She had a sleep deprived eeg before Xmas and they've now called her in for a 24 hour one. They told me the 1st one was abnormal. I managed to get a report from her doctor and wondered if anyone can shed any light. Main points seem to be The waking state consisted of widespread beta >alpha frequencies, with posterior rhythms during eye closure observed at 10 to 14/s up to 55uV Hyperventilation--elicited a slight slowing of background which was more evident over right temporal region Drowsiness- some infrequent irregular, increase voltage slows transients emerged from right temporal area reaching 165uV The eeg recorded during waking and sleeping was abnormal throughout There is an excess of intermittent and sometimes irregular or complexes slow activities independently over the left and right temporal regions, this is evident in all states The study provides evidence of some independent left and right hemispheric cortical dysfunction. However it does now show any unequivocal or definite epelitiform activities to further substantiate the clinical suspicion.
Hi,Thank you for posting. We
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2020-01-28 - 09:22
Hi,Thank you for posting. We are not able to interpret your daughter’s EEG results. It's best that you to reach out to her healthcare team for further explanation and if she continues to experience these episodes that you describe or experiences any changes in mood, behavior or symptoms to determine what individual treatment plan is best for her. To learn more about EEG readings, please visit: https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/diagnosis/eeg/how-read-eegYou all may wan to consider keeping a journal or a diary to help track her episodes. My Seizure Diary: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/epilepsy-foundation-my-seizure-diary is a great tool, which can be used to identify& track her episodes, organize her medical history, manage medications, side effects, symptoms, moods, behaviors or other therapies that may affect wellness, which can be shared with her healthcare team. Additionally, you may always contact our 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support, guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, or email@example.com. epilepsy.com/helpline