Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
eeg done on 21 month old for absence seizures
How do they do an EEG on a 21-month-old? And how long does it take? What should I expect when going to this? They think my son may be having absence seizures. Thank you for any advice.
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Are they doing a short eeg or 24 hour?

If they are just doing it in the office ... I think the whole thing takes about an hour or so.
If they suspect absence, I am sure that they will a strobe test or maybe a hyperventilation test.

My child has had several eegs. In the event they tell you the eeg is normal and not absense, know that it does not rule out seizures. When it comes to absense seizures, those and complex partial seizures are often confused. They look very different on an eeg though.
Complex partials are often times not seen on eegs and require multiple eegs to pick them up.
A cp seizure can look very simular to an absense in that they both involve staring. CPs are typically longer though and you see more confusion and sometimes motor issues as well as odd behaviors such as chewing, fumbling with fingers and so on.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1453516751
Blank
aspen2
ON
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB