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Auditory hallucinations as ictal phenomena in a patient with voltage-gated potassium channel antibody-associated limbic encephalitis.
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PMID:  24571022     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Limbic encephalitis involving anti-voltage-gated potassium channel antibodies (VGKC-LE) has become increasingly recognised, with seizures and psychotic features, such as hallucinations being typical clinical manifestations. Though the literature supports auditory hallucinations as ictal phenomena, there are no reported cases of these hallucinations correlating with electrographic seizure for this disease entity. Early recognition of auditory hallucinations as seizures could alter treatment and subsequently affect short-term outcomes in these patients. We report the case of a patient with auditory hallucinations and progressive cognitive decline, as well as serological evidence of VGKC antibodies, in whom ictal hallucinations were identified by continuous video-EEG monitoring. This case highlights the subtlety of this entity, in both clinical and electrographic detection. [Published with video sequences].
Michael Boyd; Hrayr Attarian; Jeffrey Raizer; Priya Kumthekar; Micheal P Macken; Stephan U Schuele; Elizabeth Gerard
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epileptic disorders : international epilepsy journal with videotape     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1294-9361     ISO Abbreviation:  Epileptic Disord     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-02-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891853     Medline TA:  Epileptic Disord     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  433-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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