Which neonatal EEG findings are characteristic of rubella?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Rosalia C Silvestri-Hobson, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Infants with congenital rubella and cataracts present with the most consistent EEG abnormalities in this group (ie, prolonged subclinical seizures expressed as paroxysmal bursts without interburst intervals or alpha-like activity). In the occipital areas, there is marked asynchrony between burst and interburst intervals. Slow anterior dysrhythmia with excessive frontal sharp waves is present. Sleep states are not well defined, given the absence of recorded REM and the paucity of QS.


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