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Masked Epilepsy.

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By WALLIS HUGH R. E.. , B.A., M.D., M.R.C.P., D.C.H. 51 pages; 22.5 X 14 cm. Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, Md.: 1956.. Price, $2.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(4):828. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-46-4-828_2
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This is an interesting monograph compiled by a pediatrician in England of his experience with treating cases of what he terms "Masked Epilepsy." These same types of cases are frequently called diencephalic, centroencephalic, autonomic or psychical seizures. Little has been written about these vague but by no means rare conditions so that the case reports given are an important addition to medical literature.

The author very concisely gives 20 case histories with results of convulsant treatment. These case histories are fortified by complete examination showing abnormal electroencephalograms in most cases and in some cases other indications of brain damage. Then




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