Title

Dizziness, epilepsy and the EEG

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Neurology

Publication Date

1977-06-01

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adolescent; Adult; Age Factors; Aged; *Electroencephalography; Epilepsy; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Syncope; Vertigo

Disciplines

Neurology | Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Abstract

EEGs were done on 97 patients with the complaint of dizziness and were compared to a normal control group. In patients with dizziness of a syncopal-like type there was a small but significant increase in the incidence of bitemporal sharp wave discharges. Another group, consisting of 48 patients with seizures was evaluated; 71% had noted dizziness, significantly more than a control group. Most seizure patients experienced dizziness as a syncopal-like sensation with an abrupt onset just before their clinical seizures. The majority also experienced identical episodes of dizziness unassociated with their seizures, possibly as an abortive epileptic phenomenon. Dizziness described as rotational (vertigo) was uncommon in these epileptics.

Source

Dis Nerv Syst. 1977 Jun;38(6):431-5.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Diseases of the nervous system

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

862501

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