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Digital electroencephalography and long-term video electroencephalography

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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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Farouk, A.A. Digital electroencephalography and long-term video electroencephalography. Egypt J Intern Med 24, 4 (2012). https://doi.org/10.7123/01.EJIM.0000415590.13433.52

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Keywords

  • EEG
  • epilepsy
  • video EEG