World Journal of Pediatrics (2018) 14:410–411 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12519-018-0148-4 LE T TER TO THE EDITOR Consecutive occurrence of benign epilepsy with centro‑temporal spike and childhood absence epilepsy: true coexistence or atypical evolution? 1 1 Eun Hye Lee · Hoi Soo Yoon Received: 5 July 2017 / Accepted: 30 July 2017 / Published online: 22 May 2018 © Children’s Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine 2018 We read with great interest the recent review of benign interplay between the cortex and the thalamus. However, epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) and child- it is hypothesized that atypical absence seizures engage hood absence epilepsy (CAE) by Verrotti et al. . BECTS different neuronal networks within the thalamo-cortical and CAE are the most common epilepsy syndromes in circuitry, as compared to typical absence seizures . childhood and share certain clinical features: similar age In some patients with BECTS, atypical evolution occur at onset, overall good prognosis, and genetic predispo- during the natural course or medical treatment. Atypical sition. Several studies have reported the coexistence of features at onset, such as frequent spikes or spike-wave dis- the two syndromes, and recently, Verrotti et al. analyzed charges, or early age at onset, are considered risk factors for, 19 cases reported to have clinical features of CAE
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Published: May 22, 2018
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