Non-convulsive status epilepticus and generalised tonic-clonic seizures ersisting in old age in a patient with idiopathic generalised epilepsy: A long-term observation

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Abstract

Persisting non-convulsive status epilepticus in a man with idiopathic generalised epilepsy is reported. After a first generalised tonic/clonic seizure on awakening one day at the age of 20, the patient experienced rare nonconvulsive status epilepticus until the age of 73, when the frequency of the episodes increased, in spite of the initiation of treatment with antiepileptic drugs. No significant cognitive decline was documented when the patient was 83. The existence of such conditions in the context of idiopathic generalised epilepsy shows the problems of syndromic diagnosis and of age dependency of some epileptic phenomena over the course of life with potential bidirectional influences between epileptic manifestations and senile processes

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-438
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Absence
  • Elderly
  • Idiopathic generalised epilepsy
  • Non-convulsive status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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