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EEG Questions??

Can an EEG show no seizures or spikes but also say that my daughter is at risk
for seizure activity? Also can the EEG show post seizure activity?

 
Healing_Pheonix

Asked by Healing_Pheonix at 2:51 PM on Jul. 16, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • Yes, an EEG can show no evidence of active seizures, but still show changes in the electrical patterns of the brain that might indicate the possibility of seizures, especially if your DD is having symptoms.

    As for post-seizure activity, if the person has had a seizure, then there will be abnormal electrical activity in the brain that may last for a bit, so yes, it is possible to see this abnormal electrical activity after a seizure, but it will depend on if the activity lasts long enough to be caught on EEG. Some people with Epilepsy have completely normal EEGs between seizures, so if you are not "lucky" enough to catch an active seizure, then the EEG won't tell you anything about the seizures.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 4:09 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • You may find some answers here:
    http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/about/diagnosis/eeg.cfm
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:52 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

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