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EEG tueday

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Fluffypoms Mon 24-Aug-09 00:26:00

does it always show something?

and how does it work?

Fluffypoms Mon 24-Aug-09 00:27:12

opps,TUESDAY, i really can spell {honest}

BriocheDoree Mon 24-Aug-09 07:06:02

OK, there will be others on with more knowledge than me (DD has only had one) but I can tell you that it measure the electrical activity in the brain and that, no, it doesn't always show something.

TheDMshouldbeRivened Mon 24-Aug-09 08:53:20

a clear EEG doesn't mean the child doesn't have epilepsy and an abnormal EEG doesn't mean they do.
Its the combination of things that look like seizures plus EEG trace that add up to epilepsy.
And if the child has brain damage the EEG always looks like an epilpesy one even if there's never any seizures.
But the more catastrophic syndromes generally do show up which is a useful thing.

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