benign childhood epilepsy with rolandic or centrotemporal spikes

be·nign child·hood ep·i·lep·sy with rolandic or cen·tro·tem·por·al spikes

a specific epilepsy syndrome beginning in childhood and remitting in adolescence, characterized by nocturnal simple partial motor seizures or generalized tonic-clonic seizures. EEG shows centrotemporal spikes that are activated by sleep and an otherwise normal EEG background.
See also: rolandic epilepsy.
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