Paroxysmal Non Epileptic Events- PNEE

Paroxysmal non epileptic events in childhood mimic epilepsy and evoke lot of anxiety amongst parents and family members. These events sometimes end up in getting extensive diagnostic work up and inappropriate treatment. The key point in diagnosis is taking an accurate and detailed history.

Common non-epileptic events by age

JitterinessBreath holding spells
Benign sleep myoclonusShuddering attacks
 Benign myoclonus of infancy
 Benign paroxysmal torticollis
 Head nodding
 Spasmus nutans
 Sandifer syndrome
 Gratification disorder
Click names to read in detail

In our subsequent sections/posts we shall take up these one by one

Hyperlinks in table above will direct readers to respective topic

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