Cognitive and EEG fluctuation in benign childhood epilepsy with central-temporal spikes: A case series

Joshua B. Ewen, Eileen P. Vining, Cynthia A. Smith, William H. Trescher, Eric H. Kossoff, Barry Gordon, Dana Boatman-Reich

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Aware of parental reports of academic variability, we investigated month-to-month fluctuations in cognitive abilities and EEG status by repeated measures testing in six children with benign epilepsy with central-temporal spikes (BECTS). All showed greater than normal test-retest variability. Daytime EEG abnormalities were also variable. Short-term fluctuations in cognitive function appear common in children with BECTS, potentially impacting academic performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-219
Number of pages6
JournalEpilepsy Research
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011



  • Benign rolandic epilepsy
  • Cognitive
  • EEG
  • Variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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