Rolandic Epilepsy


Rolandic epilepsy is a benign form of epilepsy occurring during childhood, often without any identifiable prior damage, and which is marked by a typical kind of seizure and characteristic changes in an EEG. The prognosis is favorable.

Rolandic epilepsy is one of the most common types of childhood epilepsy.

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    Everyday life

Everyday life

Rolandic epilepsy does not usually have a negative impact on the quality of life of the afflicted children. They can normally attend school without any problems. However, they may suffer from attention, perception and speaking disorders.

It is important that anybody who deals with children suffering from epilepsy (nursery nurses, teachers, etc.) is informed about the disease and known what to do in the event of a seizure.

The prognosis is very favorable. Both seizures and neuropsychological disorders disappear completely during puberty.