Neurology Volume 72(11) March 17, 2009 by AAN Copyright © 2009 by AAN Enterprises, Inc.

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63 For all nights during medication reduction before the occurrence of the first seizure, a correlation coefficient (Rho) was calculated between event rates (as a percentage of the maximum rate) and the nights (corrected for the number of nights). Seizure onset zone contained four to six channels. 05. R ϭ ripples; FR ϭ fast ripples; Sp ϭ spikes; R_isol ϭ ripples without co-occurring spikes; FR_isol ϭ fast ripples without co-occurring spikes; R_Sp ϭ ripples with co-occurring spikes; FR_Sp ϭ fast ripples with co-occurring spikes.

Multiple sclerosis in children: clinical diagnosis, therapeutic strategies, and future directions. Lancet Neurol 2007;6: 887–902. 16. Wilejto M, Shroff M, Buncic JR, Kennedy J, Goia C, Banwell B. The clinical features, MRI findings, and outcome of optic neuritis in children. Neurology 2006;67: 258–262. 17. Callen DJA, Shroff M, Branson HM, et al. MRI in the diagnosis of pediatric multiple sclerosis. Neurology 2009; 72:961–967. Neurology 72 March 17, 2009 973 A splice site variant in the sodium channel gene SCN1A confers risk of febrile seizures K.

Neurology 2006;67: 258–262. 17. Callen DJA, Shroff M, Branson HM, et al. MRI in the diagnosis of pediatric multiple sclerosis. Neurology 2009; 72:961–967. Neurology 72 March 17, 2009 973 A splice site variant in the sodium channel gene SCN1A confers risk of febrile seizures K. Schlachter, MD* U. Gruber-Sedlmayr, MD* E. Stogmann, MD M. Lausecker, MD C. Hotzy J. Balzar, MD E. Schuh C. C. Mueller, PhD T. E. Wichmann, MD, PhD P. Lichtner, PhD T. M. Strom, MD A. Zimprich, MD F. Zimprich, MD, PhD Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr.

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