Follow-up EEGs matter


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During and after your child's treatment for IS, your doctor will likely order additional electroencephalograms (EEGs). This method of monitoring is a very important way of evaluating the treatment's success.

It is possible for your child's spasms to stop during treatment but for hypsarrhythmia to continue. Follow-up EEGs provide the only way to be sure that both of the standard goals of treatment—stopping the spasms and hypsarrhythmia—are met.

What you should know

If your child's doctor recommends follow-up EEGs, don't be alarmed. This is a normal standard of care. As your child's advocate, you are also able to ask your doctor about follow-up EEGs and other monitoring at any time.

You might ask:

  • How will I know if my child's treatment is working?
  • Do you perform follow-up EEGs even if my child’s spasms seem to have stopped?
  • How do I prepare my child for an EEG?

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