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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Usually treatment is not necessary because the seizure episodes are infrequent and typically end by puberty. When episodes are more frequent or occur in the daytime, antiseizure medications, such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, valproic acid, clonazepam, clobazam, gabapentin, and levetiracetam may be utilized. Most individuals respond to a low dose of a single drug; however rarely, a combination of different medications is needed.
Last updated: 7/26/2016
- Ahmad K Kaddurah, MD. Benign Epilepsy of Childhood With Centrotemporal Spikes. Medscape. December 23, 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1181649-overview#a7.
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