Do Not Do Recommendation

 

An electroencephalogram (EEG) should be performed only to support a diagnosis of epilepsy in children and young people. If an EEG is considered necessary, it should be performed after the second epileptic seizure but may, in certain circumstances, as evaluated by the specialist, be considered after a first epileptic seizure.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

An electroencephalogram (EEG) should be performed only to support a diagnosis of epilepsy in children and young people. If an EEG is considered necessary, it should be performed after the second epileptic seizure but may, in certain circumstances, as evaluated by the specialist, be considered after a first epileptic seizure.

Interventions:
Electroencephalogram

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Epilepsies: diagnosis and management (CG137)
Published date:
June 2016
Paragraph number:
1.6.5
Page number:
19

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