Recurrence of childhood absence epilepsy as pyknolepsy in adolescence

Elissa G. Yozawitz, Morris H. Scantlebury, Julie Robinson, Rana Jehle, Solomon L. Moshé

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A developmentally normal adolescent boy with a history of childhood absence epilepsy presented with recurrence of pyknolepsy after a seven-year period of remission. The characteristics of his EEG showed the same 3-Hz generalised spike-wave discharge as in his previous EEG in childhood. To our knowledge, this is the first case report describing recurrence of childhood absence epilepsy as pyknolepsy in an adolescent. [Published with video sequences].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalEpileptic Disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011


  • Adolescence
  • Childhood absence epilepsy
  • Pyknolepsy
  • Recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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