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EEG Question

Our nephew suffered his first Grand mal seizure in Dec he is Autistic and 18 years old. I feel he is now having simple seizures.

Doctor's have put him on Ativan 1 mg po bid it seemed to work for a while but symptoms are back

He had a normal CT Scan.

My big question is can an Autistic person who has suffered a grand Mal seizure have a normal EEG?

Hey sixes,

Yes, the EEG can be normal. Actually 60% of EEG's are normal in kids with epilepsy/seizure disorders, but a normal EEG does not rule out seizures. Autistic kids are more likely to have seizures than non autistic kids. Not sure why.

renerian, BSN, RN

Specializes in MS Home Health.

Yes my son had a normal EEG despite having seizures.


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