In this assignment, you will be provided with a clinical scenario including a referral from a specialist neurologist that outlines the condition of a 10 year old boy who has recently suffered a seizure following a history of absence epilepsy. You have conducted the recordings shown and these show periods where activity was not unremarkable. You may elaborate on recordings made in the intervening time as would be consisten with your recording session and conditions. You may also contribute your own observations of the patient during the recording sessions (providing details of what you might have expected to have seen during these recordings). You are to prepare a clinical report based on these results (and the information provided). The Clinical report should be written in the format outlined in your text book (Greenfield, Geyer and Carney, 2010, pp70-72.)
It should include reproductions of the Recordings made (these are available as JPEG and PDF files in the Resources folder of the BMS329 interact site), and analysis as outlined in the text. Your report should conclude (as directed in your text) with a clinical interpretation.
There is a recommended 2000 word limit for this assignment (2500 hard limit) and it should be submitted via EASTS as a PDF or Word document (.doc or .docx).
The referral from the specialist neurologist
ID/CC: 10yr old boy with two recent seizures
HPI: patient is a 10 yr old boy who was bought in to my office after two recent seizures. The first episode occurred 1 month prior to presentation and the second 3 weeks later. Both occurred early in the morning while the child was just waking. In both cases, his mother heard some guttural sounds coming from his bedroom, and went to check on him and found him in a tonic-clonic activity, which lasted for about 30 seconds and stopped. The boy recovered in each case to be disoriented and with some slurred speech.
PMHx: Normal birth and early development, has a history of absence epilepsy from first diagnosis at age 5, but has been without episodes since age 8.
FHx: The boys mother had febrile seizures as a toddler
SHx: Good school student. Active in sports
PE: general and detailed neurological examination: normal.