Epileptic encephalopathy starting in childhood marked by frequently recurring epileptic seizures. Main symptoms include loss of consciousness, head-drop attacks or head-nodding spells and brief tonic seizures, occurring most frequently during sleep. The electroencephalogram is characterized by diffuse slow spike waves.
- W. G. Lennox:
Epilepsy and related disorders. Boston, Little Brown, 1960, volume 1, pp 66-173.
- A. Matthes, H. Weber:
Klinische und electroezephalographische Familienuntersuchungen bei Pyknolepsien. Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, Stuttgart, 1968, 93 (10): 429-435.
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