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Rolandis epilepsy

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    The most common focal epilepsy syndrome in child age with an onset between 3 and 13 years. A benign, autosomal, dominant form of epilepsy occurring in children characterised clinically by arrest of speech, by muscular contractions of the side of the face and arm and epileptic discharges electroencephalographically. The condition has been considered benign according to seizure remission before the age of 16.


    • Stefan Lundberg:
      Rolandic Epilepsy. A Nauroradiological, Neuropsychological and Oromotor Study.
      Comprehensive summaries of Uppsala dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine.
      Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Uppsala, 2004. 80 pages.

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