Which findings on EEG aid in the diagnosis of epileptic seizures?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: David Y Ko, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Interictal epileptiform discharges or focal abnormalities on electroencephalography (EEG) strengthen the diagnosis of epileptic seizures and provide some help in determining the prognosis. Although the criterion standard for diagnosis and classification of epileptic seizures includes the interpretation of EEG, the clinical history remains the cornerstone for the diagnosis of epileptic seizures.


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