Prolonged ictal paralysis: Electroencephalographic confirmation of its epileptic nature

P. Tinuper, U. Aguglia, S. Laudadio, H. Gastaut

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Abstract

Somato-inhibitory status epilepticus is a rare condition which may pose some problems of differential diagnosis. The authors describe the case of a girl who suffered from episodes of prolonged ictal paralysis lasting from some minutes to some hours. One seizure was described 2 hours from onset. The EEG showed a continuous spike activity on the right side, predominantly on the parieto-rolandic areas. Status was stopped by the administration of clobazam per os. The physiopathological mechanism of this rare form of status epilepticus is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-14
Number of pages3
JournalClinical EEG Electroencephalography
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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