Our daughter who is about 9 mos old started displaying TICS like behavior a month ago (she was 8 mos old then). We thought they were seizures and were referred to a ped. neurologist. The neurologist looked at her and the videos and was almost certain that they weren't seizures and felt it may be due to GED (due to acid reflux). My daugter was on Zantac for 3 weeks and the symptoms have gone now. In the meanwhile my daugter's pediatrician wanted to rule out seizures and asked us to get an EEG done. EEG results is showing abnormalities from the vision part of the brain. However, there are no evident vision problems that we see. Also, our daughter's activities are just fine - no vision problems, no TICS like behavior, no seizure like symptoms, plays cheerfully, eats and sleeps well, crawls well, etc.
Can you please advice what could be wrong? Could the EEG results be a false +ve (my daugter was crying and sobbing throughout the EEG test)? If everything else is normal, can we ignore the EEG results but still keep an eye on our daughter's behavior? Could there be a tumor in the brain thats sending abnormal signals (as seen in the EEG)? If so can it be cured?
This is really causing anxiety for us and are hoping everything will be just fine.
Your worry is understandable. While your daughter is not displaying any clinical symptoms, the positive EEG concerns you, as it would most parents. But it sounds like there is reason for reassurance. It is certainly possible to have a 'false positive' EEG. Excessive movement of the head or eyes, or even of the whole body, accompanied by a state of physiological arousal, could result in abnormal EEG in the absence of any illness. Did you speak with the neurologist about the EEG? What did you learn from him/her? It is always possible, of course, to have a repeat EEG if the doctor thinks it would be useful. I am not a neurologist, so my comments must be taken in that context. Perhaps you could post your question on our Neurology Forum and receive more instructive remarks than I can offer.
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