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EEG Abnormalities May Indicate Increased Risk for Epilepsy in Patients With Autism

Key clinical point: Overnight EEG monitoring may help screen patients with autism for risk of epilepsy.

Major finding: The hazard ratio of epilepsy in patients with autism and EEG abnormalities was 8.0.

Study details: A retrospective review of medical charts for 164 patients with autism who underwent EEG monitoring.

Disclosures: The study was conducted without external funding, and the investigators had no disclosures.


Nadkarni D et al. AES 2019. Abstract 1.29.