Benign childhood occipital epilepsy, Gastaut type

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Benign childhood occipital epilepsy, Gastaut type

Synonyms: Late-onset benign childhood occipital epilepsy

Benign childhood occipital epilepsy Gastaut type is a rare genetic neurological disorder characterized by childhood to mid-adolescence onset of frequent brief diurnal simple partial seizures which usually begin with visual hallucinations (e.g. phosphenes) and/or ictal blindness and may associate non visual seizures (such as deviation of the eyes oculoclonic seizures) forced eyelid closure and blinking and sensory hallucinations. Post-ictal headache is common while impairment of consciousness is rare.

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