Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE)
Other Names for this Disease
- Benign rolandic epilepsy of childhood (BREC)
- Benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS)
- Benign epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECCT)
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 This form of epilepsy is characterized by seizures involving the part of the frontal lobe of the brain called the rolandic area. The seizures associated with this condition typically occur during the nighttime.  Treatment is usually not prescribed, since the condition tends to disappear by puberty. Benign rolandic epilepsy is the most common form of childhood epilepsy. It is referred to as "benign" because most children outgrow the condition by puberty, usually by 14 years of age.
Last updated: 5/6/2008
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