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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Rolandic Epilepsy And Dyslexia [epilepsia Rolândica E Dislexia]
Author: Oliveira E.P.
Neri M.L.
Capelatto L.L.
Guimaraes C.A.
Guerreiro M.M.
Abstract: Objective: Although benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS) is an idiopathic, age-related epilepsy syndrome with favorable outcome, recent studies have shown impairment in specific neuropsychological tests. The objective of this study was to analyze the comorbidity between dyslexia and BECTS. Method: Thirty-one patients with clinical and electroencephalographic diagnosis of BECTS (group A) and 31 paired children (group B) underwent a language and neuropsychological assessment performed with several standardized protocols. Our findings were categorized as: a) dyslexia; b) other difficulties; c) without difficulties. Our results were compared and statistically analyzed. Results: Our data showed that dyslexia occurred in 19.4% and other difficulties in 74.2% of our patients. This was highly significant when compared with the control group (p,0.001). Phonological awareness, writing, reading, arithmetic, and memory tests showed a statistically significant difference when comparing both groups. Conclusion: Our findings show significant evidence of the occurrence of dyslexia in patients with BECTS.
Editor: Associacao Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0004-282X20140141
Date Issue: 2014
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