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Table 2 Comparison between true drug-resistant epilepsy patients of temporal origin (group Ia) and frontal seizure onset zones (group Ib)

From: Long-term EEG monitoring and positron emission tomography in evaluating patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

  Group Ia Group Ib p value
(n 23) (n 15)
Age (years) 22.63 ± 3.27 24.12 ± 4.25 0.357
Sex Male 10 (43.5%) 8 (47%) 0.903
Female 13 (56.5%) 9 (53%)
Age of onset (years) 12.72 ± 2.47 13.48 ± 3.12 0.418
Duration of illness (years) 9.91 ± 2.45 11.25 ± 2.37 0.174
Family history of epilepsy 9 (39.1%) 3 (17.6%) 0.175
History of febrile convulsions 13 (56.5%) 3 (17.6%) 0.044*
Seizure frequency (per month) 8.12 ± 2.14 12.37 ± 1.85 0.007*
Number of AEDs taken 4.14 ± 1.87 3.74 ± 1.74 0.437
Nocturnal seizure attacks 6 (26.1%) 11 (73.3%) 0.017*
Duration of seizures attacks (seconds) 317.17 ± 144.48 27.65 ± 14.49 0.001*
Aura 20 (87%) 10 (66.7%) 0,134
Automatism 20 (87%) 11 (73.3%) 0.201
  1. *Significant. AEDs: antiepileptic drugs