What is the ictal correlate of tonic seizures?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The ictal correlate of tonic seizures in the EEG includes an electrodecremental response, which is a high-frequency electrographic discharge in the beta frequency (also known as "beta buzz"), with a relatively low amplitude compared with that of the background rhythm. This pattern may evolve into slow spike-and-wave complexes or diffuse polyspikes.


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