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Refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Epileptic Disorders. Volume 1, Number 1, February 2009, Clinical commentary with video sequences

Author(s) : Maria Aiguabella, Mercè Falip, Misericordia Veciana, Jordi Bruna, Antoni Palasí, Luisa Corral, Jose-Ignacio Herrero, Susana Boluda, Jaume Mora, Alex Iranzo, Carme Serrano

Summary :

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare human transmissible spongiform subacute encephalopathy. The most common clinical manifestations of CJD include rapidly progressive dementia, behavioural changes, cerebellar dysfunction and myoclonus. Other seizure types are rare and nonconvulsive status epilepticus (SE) is exceptional. We report a case of a 44-year-old man who presented a psychotic episode followed by akinetic mutism and refractory nonconvulsive SE. The final diagnosis was CJD. Continuous video-EEG monitoring revealed the ictal pattern of nonconvulsive SE to be periodic sharp wave complexes characteristic of CJD. [Published with video sequences]

Keywords : electroencephalography, status epilepticus, nonconvulsive, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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