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Definition of Tassinari syndrome

Tassinari syndrome: A form of epilepsy associated with language difficulties. The syndrome surfaces around the age of four with receptive or expressive dysphasia and slowed learning. There may be absence, myoclonic, or focal seizures. The cause of the syndrome is unknown. Treatment is with seizure medications. The condition usually improves by adulthood.

Also called CSWS (Continuous Spike Waves of Slow Sleep).

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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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