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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 4

Digital electroencephalography and long-term video electroencephalography

Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Ayat Allah Farouk
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Cairo University, Cairo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.7123/01.EJIM.0000415590.13433.52

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EEG is the name commonly used for electroencephalography. EEG is an important test for diagnosing epilepsy. Conventional EEG has relatively low sensitivity in epilepsy, ranging between 25-56%. The combination of wake and sleep records gives a yield of 80% in patients with clinically confirmed epilepsy. Video-EEG is most helpful in determining whether seizures with unusual features are actually epilepsy.

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