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Epileptia continua

Y Takahashi, H Kubota, T Fujiwara, K Yagi, M Seino
OBJECTIVES: Epilepsia partialis continua (Kojewnikow's syndrome) can be classified into 2 groups. The 1st group had stable neurological deficit, and the 2nd group had slowly progressive neurological deficit. The latter usually manifests not tetraplegia, but hemiplegia. We describe 3 patients with epilepsia partialis continua, rapid neurological and mental deterioration, resulting in tetraplegia and serious mental deficits within 2 to 3 years from the onset. RESULTS: Their interictal EEGs showed progressive findings of deterioration, which resulted in an inactive pattern or a pattern reminiscent of suppression-burst within several years...
December 1997: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
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