EEG patterns in acute pediatric encephalopathies

Elora Hussain*, Douglas Nordli

*Corresponding author for this work

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5 Scopus citations


EEG patterns in pediatric encephalopathy are largely nonspecific and may be seen in a wide variety of pathologies. However, EEG can play a valuable role in helping to assess the severity and ultimate prognosis in pediatric encephalopathies. This review article considers three of the most common forms of pediatric encephalopathy encountered in pediatric critically care units, including hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, central nervous system infections, and metabolic encephalopathies. Because EEG is being used with increasing frequency in critically ill children, the value of EEG monitoring in encephalopathic patients continues to evolve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-544
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013


  • CNS infection
  • EEG
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Pediatric encephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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