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What are symptoms of benign rolandic epilepsy?

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Like all forms of epilepsy, benign rolandic epilepsy results in seizures. The seizures in benign rolandic epilepsy are usually mild. They typically begin in the face and can take a variety of forms:

Some children with benign rolandic epilepsy may also have learning difficulties and behavioral problems.

  • face or cheek twitching
  • tingling, numbness, or unusual sensations in the tongue or face
  • difficulty speaking
  • drooling due to inability to control the mouth muscles

From: What Is Benign Rolandic Epilepsy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Epilepsy.com: "Benign Rolandic Epilepsy."

Kramer, U. 2002; vol 17: pp 17-19. Journal of Child Neurology,

Bouma, P. 1997; vol 48: pp 430-437. Neurology,

Braathen, G. 1996; vol 37: pp 822-832. Epilepsia,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

SOURCES:

Epilepsy.com: "Benign Rolandic Epilepsy."

Kramer, U. 2002; vol 17: pp 17-19. Journal of Child Neurology,

Bouma, P. 1997; vol 48: pp 430-437. Neurology,

Braathen, G. 1996; vol 37: pp 822-832. Epilepsia,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

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