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Brainstem dysfunctions in Rett syndrome

Brainstem Epilepsy

Episodes of aberrant, widespread and repetitive activation of brainstem neurones in "Brainstem Epilepsy" are other forms of ASBA. This is sometimes associated with vocalisation or frank screaming. There is usually no apparent cause of brainstem epilepsy in Rett syndrome and blood levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide are often normal during this type of brainstem activation.

The graph and videos were recorded using the NeuroScopeT system
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:: Brainstem Shutdown

:: Brainstem Epilepsy

:: Non-epileptic vacant spells

Julu, P.O.O (2001). The central autonomic disturbance in Rett syndrome. In: Kerr, A. and Witt Engerstrom, I (eds) Rett Disorder and the Developing Brain. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp132-181.
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