What is it?

Benign rolandic epilepsy (also known as benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes) is an epileptic syndrome affecting mostly children. It is the most common childhood epilepsy, affecting boys more often than girls.

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Signs & symptoms

Seizures associated with benign rolandic epilepsy are mostly brief, occur infrequently and mostly at night. The child may be in full conscious throughout the seizure.


In some cases, Benign rolandic epilepsy doesn't cause major problems and may resolves spontaneously. In other cases, children may have reading, verbal, or attention problems. In these cases, anti-seizure drugs such as valporic acid, levetiracetam, or oxcarbazepine may be the choice of treatment.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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