Epilepsia partialis continua: semiology and differential diagnoses.

  • Bien C
  • Elger C
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Abstract

Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is a rare form of focal status
epilepticus. It may have vascular, immune-mediated, neoplastic or
metabolic-toxic causes. The origin of EPC has been linked with the
motor cortex. This has been solidly supported by sophisticated electrophysiological
studies. Here, a series of video sequences from patients with EPC
(due to Rasmussen encephalitis, early-stage multiple sclerosis, and
steroid responsive encephalopathy with autoimmune thyroiditis), and
other cases with repetitive myoclonic jerks or movement disorders
(myoclonic epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibers, Jacksonian
march, myoclonic seizures in other types of frontal lobe or idiopathic
generalized epilepsies, and different types of tremor) is presented.
[Published with video sequences].

Author-supplied keywords

  • classificazione
  • diagnosi
  • epilessia parziale continua
  • review
  • stato epilettico

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  • Christian G Bien

  • Christian E Elger

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