Primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and isolated partial seizures in adolescence. A case report

R. Spreafico, S. Binelli, M. G. Bruzzone, D. Croci, V. Rumi, L. Angelini

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Abstract

The case of a young male patient presenting isolated clustered partial seizures is reported. Despite the normality of the neurological features, as well as of ictal and interictal EEG, the MRI (performed three days after the symptoms) disclosed bilateral signal alterations in the parietal cortical region. These abnormalities disappeared at the MRI control examination performed one month later. The finding of positive anticardiolipine antibodies made possible the diagnosis of partial epileptic seizures symptomatic of a vascular disorder ascribed to a Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome (PAPS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1994

Keywords

  • adolescence
  • anticardiolipin antibodies
  • antiphospholipid syndrome
  • cerebral ischemia
  • partial epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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