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Rolandic epilepsy

Disease definition

Rolandic epilepsy (RE) is a focal childhood epilepsy characterized by seizures consisting of unilateral facial sensory-motor symptoms, with electroencephalogram (EEG) showing sharp biphasic waves over the rolandic region. It is an age-related epilepsy, with excellent outcome.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • BECRS
    • BECTS
    • BRE
    • Benign epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes
    • Benign familial epilepsy of childhood with rolandic spikes
    • Benign rolandic epilepsy
    • Centrotemporal epilepsy
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Childhood
  • ICD-10: G40.0
  • OMIM: 117100  245570
  • UMLS: C0376532  C2363129
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 10287
  • MedDRA: -

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