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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Rolandic Epilepsy And Dyslexia.
Author: Oliveira, Ecila P
Neri, Marina L
Capelatto, Lívia L
Guimarães, Catarina A
Guerreiro, Marilisa M
Abstract: Although benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is an idiopathic, age-related epilepsy syndrome with favorable outcome, recent studies have shown impairment in specific neuropsychological tests. The objective of this study was to analyze the comorbidity between dyslexia and BECTS. Thirty-one patients with clinical and electroencephalographic diagnosis of BECTS (group A) and 31 paired children (group B) underwent a language and neuropsychological assessment performed with several standardized protocols. Our findings were categorized as: a) dyslexia; b) other difficulties; c) without difficulties. Our results were compared and statistically analyzed. Our data showed that dyslexia occurred in 19.4% and other difficulties in 74.2% of our patients. This was highly significant when compared with the control group (p<0.001). Phonological awareness, writing, reading, arithmetic, and memory tests showed a statistically significant difference when comparing both groups. Our findings show significant evidence of the occurrence of dyslexia in patients with BECTS.
Subject: Adolescent
Case-control Studies
Epilepsy, Rolandic
Language Tests
Memory Disorders
Neuropsychological Tests
Statistics, Nonparametric
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. v. 72, n. 11, p. 826-31, 2014-Nov.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2014
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