Epilepsia partialis continua as a first symptom of multiple sclerosis: Electrophysiological study of one case

P. Striano, Salvatore Striano, P. B. Carrieri, P. Boccella

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Abstract

Rationale: The prevalence of epilepsy in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is higher than in the general population. Sometimes seizures are among the first symptoms and can be unusual in their semiology. In rare cases a long-lasting focal somatomotor status [i.e., epilepsia partialis continua (EPC)] has been reported. Case report: A 21-year-old male patient presented with a clinical picture ofEPC as a first symptom of MS at age of 19. A neurophysiological study agreed with a cortical origin ofmyoclonic jerks. Conclusions: MS should be considered a rare but possible aetiology of EPC in adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalMultiple Sclerosis Journal
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Keywords

  • Epilepsia partialis continua
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurophysiology
  • Video EEG monitoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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