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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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Treatment

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What treatment is available for benign rolandic epilepsy?

Although treatment is usually not necessary since the episodes are infrequent and are typically outgrown by puberty, anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine. [1][2]
Last updated: 5/6/2008

References
  1. Benign rolandic epilepsy. Epilepsy Action. March 14, 2007; http://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/benign.html. Accessed 5/6/2008.
  2. Blumstein MD, Friedman MJ. Childhood Seizures. Emerg Med Clin N Am. 2007;


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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)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.