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Hypsarrhythmia is associated with widespread, asymmetric cerebral hypermetabolism.

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Summary of "Hypsarrhythmia is associated with widespread, asymmetric cerebral hypermetabolism."

Hypsarrhythmia is the interictal EEG pattern most often associated with infantile spasms. We set out to evaluate the metabolic impact of hypsarrhythmia among patients with infantile spasms by contrasting regional cerebral metabolic activity among children with and without hypsarrhythmia.

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Name: Seizure
ISSN: 1532-2688
Pages: 29-34

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