Girl has short periods of loss consciousness. Let’s diagnose.

A 9-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department due to short periods of loss of consciousness. These episodes first occurred about 7 months prior to the visit. The parents reported that they observed their daughter staring blankly, not responding when they called her, and appearing disoriented.

In a school assessment, their daughter’s teacher reported that the patient expressed difficulties with speech (could not express herself appropriately) and memory.

Electroencephalogram examination showed a 3-Hz generalized spike and wave complexes, confirming seizure.

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