Absence status after starting clobazam in a patient with syndrome of continuous spike and wave during slow sleep (CSWS)

Samanta, Debopam; Willis, Erin; Sharp, Gregory B.
November 2014
Neurology India;Nov/Dec2014, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p685
Academic Journal
The article describes the case of an 8-year-old boy with continuous spike and wave during slow sleep (CSWS) who developed an explosive onset of atypical absence seizures and absence status after initiation of clobazam. The patient presented with worsening frequency of seizures and developmental regression. CSWS is characterized by global neuropsychiatric regression and electroencephalogram (EEG) activation during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep.


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