Stato di male mioclonico indotto da gabapentin in un paziente con Benign Adult Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy (BAFME)

Translated title of the contribution: Myoclonic status epilepticus precipitated by Gabapentin in a patient with Benign Adult Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy (BAFME)

M. Pezzella, P. Striano, A. Coppola, C. Ciampa, R. Iodice, L. Errichiello, E. Nicolella, S. Striano

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Abstract

We describe clinical and electrophysiological findings of a 57 years old patient who experienced life-threatening myoclonic status after administration of gabapentin. The myoclonic status did not respond to benzodiazepines, but resolved after discontinuing gabapentin. While of obtaining a family medical history, we determined that the patient belonged to a previously reported kindred segregating Benign Adult Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy (BAFME), and electrophysiological investigations (video-EEG, back-averaging, somatosensory evoked potentials and long-loop reflex I) confirmed the diagnosis of a cortical tremor.

Translated title of the contributionMyoclonic status epilepticus precipitated by Gabapentin in a patient with Benign Adult Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy (BAFME)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)33-34
Number of pages2
JournalBollettino - Lega Italiana contro l'Epilessia
Issue number136-137
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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