A 26-year-old mentally retarded woman with Marfan's syndrome presented weekly recurrent complex partial status epilepticus since two years and myoclonus at rest. Marked increase of the myoclonic jerks and transient signs of cerebellar dysfunction followed every status. Myoclonus could be interpreted as: 1) permanent neurologic consequence of primary CNS disorders or secondary to disorders of connective tissue, 2) persistent post-ictal sequela sustained by recurrence of complex partial status, 3) additional consequence of both brain disorder due to Marfan's syndrome and recurrence of complex partial status. The case report raises the possibility that recurrence for a long time of complex partial status may be a factor of risk of permanent neurologic deficit, especially in already brain damaged patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Marfan's syndrome, recurrent partial status epilepticus and myoclonus: Report of a case|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Bollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology