Author | Lalitha Sivaswamy, MD

Articles

Autism Spectrum Disorders: 5 Things Pediatricians Should Know

September 28, 2012

Autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 100 children and the prevalence is 3 times higher in females. One-third of all children with autism have seizures.

Childhood Absence Epilepsy: 5 Things Pediatricians Need to Know

June 18, 2012

Childhood absence epilepsy is distinct from partial epilepsy and is often misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. It is one of the most common types of pediatric seizure.

Recurrent Head Deviation in an Infant: Dystonic Drug Reaction? Torticollis? Focal Seizures?

April 10, 2012

Episodes of recurrent head deviation to one side followed by irritability affect this infant, lasting for days. Migraine headaches affect mother and aunt. Is there a clue in the history?