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A 26-year-old physics teacher and mother on valproic acid (VPA) for epilepsy presents to your clinic with her husband stating she wishes to try to become pregnant soon. She asks how anti-seizure medications (ASMs) used during pregnancy may impact the intelligence and school performance of her child. Which is the most accurate response?
The electrographic pattern appreciated in the 6th second of this recording likely represents which of the following?
A 6-year-old girl presents to the clinic with frequent episodes of awakening from sleep in extreme fear. Sometimes she has a brief twitching of the limbs with this. She has these events in clusters on some nights, lasting seconds to minutes. On further questioning, you discover the mother had a similar problem when she was around this age, which slowly got better over time. Both patient and mother are otherwise healthy with no intellectual deficits or symptomatic features. Which of the following gene mutations do they both likely share?
What is the electrographic pattern seen best in the right temporal electrodes?
A 68-year-old woman presents to the emergency room with a 3-month history of worsening cognition, ataxia, dysphagia, and periodic episodes of brachial dystonia, and facial grimacing. A continuous EEG was performed but no EEG correlate was seen with the abnormal movements. An autoimmune process is suspected. Which of the following serum autoantibodies is most likely present?
Identify the pattern seen in the 5th second of this EEG recording.
A 4-month-old male with no significant past medical history was admitted to the epilepsy monitoring unit with episodes concerning for possible seizures. The family has noticed that events tend to occur when the child is angry. One episode is captured during his stay. The first symptoms appreciated were excessive crying followed by loss of tone and a few myoclonic jerks for 20 seconds. The patient then rapidly returned to baseline thereafter. There were no epileptiform discharges seen during this episode. Based on the most likely diagnosis, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
A two-month-old female presents to the clinic with her mother for episodes of abnormal posturing of her head, neck, and abdomen when breastfeeding. Her mother states that the episodes last approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute. Episodes are followed by crying. Her birth history was normal, and she has met all of her developmental milestones. Of the following, what is the best treatment for this patient’s condition?
Which of the following antiepileptic drugs can induce myoclonic seizures?
The pathology slide below is most consistent with which of the following disorders?
What task is likely being performed during this EEG recording?
Which of the following is not a known side effect of chronic phenytoin use?
A 6-year-old Amish female presents to the emergency department with a 2-month history of gradual cognitive decline and jerking limb movements. A routine EEG was obtained (see below). Which of the following diseases is consistent with these EEG findings?
A 1-year-old female with a past medical history of iron deficiency anemia presents to your clinic with her mother for recurrent episodes of loss of consciousness. Her mother states that whenever she gets very agitated and starts crying, her lips turn blue and she will ”pass out.” She will then awaken after a few seconds. Her neurological exam is normal. Which of the following is the most likely cause of her episodes?
The following is a sample of gray matter stained with Anti-NeuN and viewed under a low-power microscope lens. The pathology marked by the blue arrow is most consistent with which of the following causes of epilepsy?