Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Epilepsy and Seizure-related Conditions

Amy Kao, MD


January 12, 2016

Video EEG monitoring is the criterion standard for classifying the type of seizure or syndrome or for diagnosing pseudoseizures. This study can be performed to rule out an epileptic etiology with a high degree of confidence if the patient has demonstrable impairment of consciousness during the spell in question, without abnormality on the EEG. Video EEG is also used to characterize the type of seizure and epileptic syndrome to optimize pharmacologic treatment and for presurgical workup.

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