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1

cranial nerve in RAPD

CN II

2

work up for new seizure

glucose, electrolytes
+/-
tox screen
LP
neuroimaging
urgent EEG (should get EEG for first unprovoked seizure)

3

risk of epilepsy (over next 5 years) after first unprovoked seizure

40% (about 28% within first year)

4

treatment of first unprovoked seizure

- no meds
- counsel family! (likelihood of recurrence, time sz, when to call 911)
- no unobserved swimming/bathing

5

EEG infantile spasms

hypsarrhythmia

6

EEG childhood absence epilepsy

3 Hz spike & wave, triggered by hyperventilation

7

Treatment of infantile spasms

ACTH, vigabatrin

8

Treatment of lennox-gastaut

valproic acid

9

Treatment of childhood absence epilepsy

ethosuximide, or valproic acid

10

Treatment of benign epilepsy of childhood with rolandic spikes

none, or carbamazepine

11

phenytoin - effect on absence epilepsy

WORSENS

12

how many headaches are needed for the diagnosis of migraine?

at least 5 attacks