HIV-associated PML presenting as epilepsia partialis continua

Sergio Ferrari, Salvatore Monaco, Michela Morbin, Zanusso Gianluigi Zanusso, Laura Bertolasi, Roberto Cerini, Nicolo' Rizzuto

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Abstract

Two patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 infection presented new-onset epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) as an early manifestation of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). EPC occurred with no other seizures and was associated with negative radiographic and electrophysiological findings for several weeks. PML represents an increasingly recognized cause of new-onset seizures in both seropositive and seronegative patients, with no report of EPC as a presenting complaint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-184
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume161
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 11 1998

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Keywords

  • Epilepsia partialis continua
  • Human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Ferrari, S., Monaco, S., Morbin, M., Gianluigi Zanusso, Z., Bertolasi, L., Cerini, R., & Rizzuto, N. (1998). HIV-associated PML presenting as epilepsia partialis continua. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 161(2), 180-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-510X(98)00281-0