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My nephews EEG results came in yesterday. He is diagnosed with autism last year.
The result says-

Inter-ictal Abormailties:
Intermittent sharp waves are noted from the right central region, extending to midline structures.

Could someone please help me understand this. We still have to hear from the neurologist.

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I believe that interictal abnormalities are any kind of spike in the brainwaves... and that's about as much definition as I am going to attempt. A presence of them usually indicates epilepsy or seizure activity.

About 25% of children with autism also have seizures. Why did he have the eeg?
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he hd a thorough evaluation including blood panel etc as he is autistic

He does not show any seizures though. Is it possible to have them and not see them , as in physically??

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Yes, they are called subclinical seizures. Also, any time there is a brain abnormality it can cause abnormal eegs.
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He does not show any seizures though. Is it possible to have them and not see them , as in physically??
That was our experience. In the two years since his original suspected seizure, we did not observe anything susupect. Had no idea anything was going on until got we got his eeg results.

On the bright side we do see a significant difference in his balance and gross motor skills though now that he has been on anticonvulsants for a little bit now.

Best of luck to your nephew
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All sorts of things can cause an abnormal EEG. The best person to help you sort it out is a pediatric epileptologist.
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