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Comorbidity of tics and epilepsy in children and adolescents

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2013-2485

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Abstract

Tics are the most common forms of hyperkinesis among children and adolescents, the etiology of which is not fully clear. A study has shown a high comorbidity of tic disorders and epilepsy, as evidenced by video-EEG monitoring. In patients with tics even in the absence of epileptic seizures, epileptiform activity is an adverse predictor and a determinant of the potential risk of comorbid epilepsy especially during neuroleptic therapy. Antiepileptic drugs are the drugs of choice to treat this category of patients.

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N. A. Ermolenko
N.N. Burdenko Voronezh State Medical Academy, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation


A. Yu. Ermakov
Moscow Research Institute of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery, Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow
Russian Federation


E. I. Zakharova
Voronezh Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital One, Voronezh
Russian Federation


I. A. Buchneva
Voronezh Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital One, Voronezh
Russian Federation


T. I. Kalikina
Voronezh Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital One, Voronezh
Russian Federation


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Ermolenko N.A., Ermakov A.Y., Zakharova E.I., Buchneva I.A., Kalikina T.I. Comorbidity of tics and epilepsy in children and adolescents. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2013;5(1S):29-32. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2013-2485

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ISSN 2074-2711 (Print)
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