Dreaming experience as a useful diagnostic clue for syncopal episodes
European Journal of Neurology, 04/28/2011
Chiesa V et al. - Dreaming experience seems to be an additional useful diagnostic clue for syncopal episodes, helping the clinician to differentiate them from seizures.
100 patients were asked with GTCS and diagnosis of idiopathic generalized epilepsy (Group 1) and 100 patients with a certain diagnosis of syncope (Group 2) whether they have never felt the impression of coming out of a dream after the loss of consciousness (GTCS or syncope, respectively).
This was to verify the occurrence of dreaming experience after syncope and after generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) and its diagnostic value in differential diagnosis.
In Group 1, nobody referred the dreaming experience, whereas in the syncope group, 19% of patients referred this subjective symptom.
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