Auras are frequent in idiopathic generalized epilepsy

L. S. Boylan, D. L. Labovitz, S. C. Jackson, K. Starner, O. Devinsky

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The occurrence of an aura is often considered evidence of a partial rather than an idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome. The authors examined this hypothesis by prospectively recording reports of auras by patients being admitted for video-EEG monitoring. Auras were equally common (70%) among patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsy as they were among those with localization-related epilepsy. Presence of an aura is not a reliable indicator of localization-related epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-345
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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