Ketotic hyperglycemia and epilepsia partialis continua

F. Placidi, R. Floris, A. Bozzao, A. Romigi, M. E. Baviera, M. Tombini, F. Izzi, F. Sperli, M. G. Marciani

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Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) may occur during non-ketotic hyperglycemia but has not been described with diabetic ketoacidosis. The authors report a patient with EPC associated with ketotic hyperglycemia. Brain MRI showed two areas of abnormal signal intensity in the left precentral gyrus and in the right cerebellar hemisphere. Hyperglycemia may reduce seizure threshold because of the increase in γ-aminobutyric acid metabolism and may trigger epileptic discharges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 14 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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