Misdiagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease as epileptic seizures in children

BAYRAM A. K., CANPOLAT M., KARACABEY N., GÜMÜŞ H., Kumandas S., Doganay S., ...More

BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT, vol.38, no.3, pp.274-279, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.braindev.2015.09.009
  • Journal Name: BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-279
  • Keywords: Children, Epileptic seizure, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Misdiagnosis, Paroxysmal nonepileptic events, PAROXYSMAL EVENTS, CLINICAL-PRACTICE, CHILDHOOD, INFANTS, CARE
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can mimic epileptic seizure, and may be misdiagnosed as epilepsy. On the other hand, GERD can be more commonly seen in children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy (CP); this coincidence may complicate the management of patients by mimicking refractory seizures.