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March 1979

Electroencephalographic Absence Status With Minimal Behavior Change

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.

Arch Neurol. 1979;36(3):176-178. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500390094014

• Difficulty in correlating EEG abnormalities with clinical seizures is emphasized in this case report of an epileptic patient with electrical status epilepticus and normal behavior. In addition, the usefulness of dichotic listening tests in the identification of subtle perceptive and expressive impairments is illustrated in this same patient at a time of noncompliance with anticonvulsant therapy.