IPOMELANOSI DI ITO: DESCRIZIONE DI DUE CASI CON EPILESSIA

Translated title of the contribution: Hypomelanosis of ITO: Report of two cases with epilepsy

A. Battaglia, R. Guerrini, H. Gastaut, P. Santanelli

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Abstract

Hypomelanosis of ITO is an uncommonly reported neurocutaneous syndrome with a peculiar pattern of swirling hypopigmentation, often associated with variable mental deficiency, seizures (25-50% of cases), ocular and musculoskeletal anomalies. Autosomal dominant inheritance is demonstrated in some but not all cases. We report here two white male patients aged 6 yr. and 2 yr. 4/12 with hypomelanosis of ITO. Both of them show epilepsy, such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (case 1) and partial symptomatic epilepsy with complex partial seizures of temporal lobe origin (case 2). Mental retardation, ocular and muscoloskeletal anomalies are variously associated in both patients.

Translated title of the contributionHypomelanosis of ITO: Report of two cases with epilepsy
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Pages219-221
Number of pages3
Edition66-67
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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