SREDA: A Rare but Confusing Benign EEG Variant

Conclusions: This study indicates that SREDA is difficult to associate with any specific condition. The pathophysiology of SREDA can not be explained by a single mechanism. Even if it is mostly observed in older adults, it is also observed in young adults in this study. It is important to differentiate SREDA from ictal discharge to prevent misdiagnosis of epilepsy especially in nonepileptic paroxysmal events.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neurology Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

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