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In this review we discuss clinical significance of using evoked potentials in children with epilepsy and related disorders. This approach has been commonly adapted for practice in pediatric epileptology. In most cases, it serves a neuromonitoring tool to assess the effectiveness of a therapy program and / or its side-effects. In addition, the method of evoked potentials is helpful in testing the central inhibition and excitation balance in different forms of epilepsy. In this respect, we also take a look at the impact of epileptic activity on the function and development of brain regions. The method of evoked potentials may be used for localization of epileptic lesions in children suffering from focal epilepsy. Given the variety of existing modalities of evoked potentials, their safety, painlessness and neuromonitoring qualities, we recommend to expand the use of these techniques in pediatric patients with paroxysmal disorders.

About the Authors

V. B. Voitenkov
Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases
Russian Federation

PhD, Head, the Dpt. of functional diagnostics, Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases

Address: ul. Professora Popova, 9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 197022. Tel.: +7(812)2343823

E. Yu. Gorelick
Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases
Russian Federation

PhD, Senior research fellow, the Dpt. of neuro-infections and organic lesions of CNS, Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases

Address: ul. Professora Popova, 9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 197022.

N. V. Skripchenko
Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases
Russian Federation

MD, Honored scientist of the Russian Federation, Professor, Deputy Director, Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases

Address: ul. Professora Popova, 9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 197022

A. V. Klimkin
Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases
Russian Federation

Junior researcher, the Dpt. of functional diagnostics, Pediatric Research and Clinical Center for Infectious Diseases

Address: ul. Professora Popova, 9, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 197022


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For citations:

Voitenkov V.B., Gorelick E.Yu., Skripchenko N.V., Klimkin A.V. EVOKED POTENTIALS IN CHILDREN WITH PAROXYSMAL DISORDERS. Epilepsy and paroxysmal conditions. 2017;9(2):67-73. (In Russ.)

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