Epilessia e morbo di Wilson: Discussione di un caso clinico e revisione della letteratura

Translated title of the contribution: Epilepsy and Wilson's disease: Case report and literature review

V. Chiesa, M. Secchi, L. Caverni, M. Zuin, F. Meda, M. P. Canevini

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We describe the case of a 26 years old patient, with neuro-psychiatric onset of Wilson's disease, who developed severe generalized dystonia, dysphagia and dysphonia, two weeks after introducing Penicillamine treatment. Brain MRI showed extensive damage of cerebral white matter and cortex in temporal lobes, basal ganglia, thalamus and brainsteam. Despite of treatment was shifted to Trientine and Zinc Acetate, there was not clinical improvement and a month later the patient presented a status epilepticus. In addition a new MRI showed an important extension of temporal lesions.

Translated title of the contributionEpilepsy and Wilson's disease: Case report and literature review
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)257-258
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number125-126
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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