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What does "Significance III" mean on EEG?

Hi, I'm new to the board and just trying to figure out the whole seizure thing. In brief, I had seizures 13 yrs ago and was on meds for 3 yrs then weaned off. In Nov I had a seizure - drop to ground unconscious, loss of urine, no aura. I had several more in the next several days. The meds I'm on (Keppra and Lamical) are causing such horrible side effects (and my neuro is not listening to what I say) that I'm going to a new neuro next week. Just got copies of my test results and all my EEGs are abnormal and say, "Significance III'. It's clear from these reports that they thought I had a brain tumor but thank God I don't! Does anyone know what the significance thing means?Thanks!Maureen

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Sun., 6/17/2018 2:22 pm DST -

Sun., 6/17/2018 2:22 pm DST - I found this today on Significance I, II, and III:"Clinical Analysis for Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy during Chemotherapy for Systemic Cancer with Single Brain Metastasis" [BTRE]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3192877/... The importance of EEG abnormalities was categorized according to severity and specificity: significance I abnormality, intermittent generalized slowing; significance II abnormality, intermittent regional slowing; and significance III abnormality, spike waves or continuous generalized or regional slowing [15]. The higher the level of significance of the EEG abnormality, the more frequent seizures occur.- Gloria

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