Epileptic encephalopathy, early infantile, 13
A form of epilepsy characterized by frequent tonic seizures or spasms beginning in infancy with a specific EEG finding of suppression-burst patterns, characterized by high-voltage bursts alternating with almost flat suppression phases. Patients may progress to West syndrome, which is characterized by tonic spasms with clustering, arrest of psychomotor development, and hypsarrhythmia on EEG. EIEE13 is a severe form consisting of early-onset seizures, features of autism, intellectual disability, ataxia, and sudden unexplained death in epilepsy.
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