Benign epilepsy of children with centrotemporal EEG foci. A study of incidence rate in outpatient care

Epilepsia. 1975 Dec;16(5):657-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1157.1975.tb04748.x.


The incidence rates of epileptic seizures and epileptic seizures with centrotemporal (Rolandic) discharges were found to be 134/100,000 and 21/100,000, respectively. These were determined in an epidemiological study in a population consisting of 52,252 children aged 0-15 years in a county in the northern part of Sweden. Epileptic seizures with Rolandic discharges represented about 16% of all the epileptic seizures (febrile convulsions not included). They were four times more common than classic petit mal with 3/sec spike-and-wave activity.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Epilepsies, Partial / epidemiology*
  • Female
  • Fever / complications
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Seizures / epidemiology
  • Seizures / etiology
  • Sleep
  • Sweden