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Epilepsia partialis continua in cat scratch disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15010059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a world-wide, diffuse, non-epidemic infection caused by the Gram-negative bacillus Bartonella henselae. The occurrence of encephalopathy represents an infrequent and atypical complication, whose manifestations include ischemic strokes, transverse myelitis and epileptic seizures. Status epilepticus has been described as the most frequent emergency in CSD encephalopathy. In this report, we describe a case of CSD complicated by an epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) manifested as rhythmic movements of the flexor muscles of the left hand. Although CSD is a benign, self-limited disease and a complete neurological recovery usually occurs, in the present case the EPC resulted in a partial epilepsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and back-averaged EEG data recorded during myoclonic activity document this CSD complication.
Monica Puligheddu; Antonio Giagheddu; Fabrizio Genugu; Marcello Giagheddu; Francesco Marrosu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seizure     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1059-1311     ISO Abbreviation:  Seizure     Publication Date:  2004 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-10     Completed Date:  2004-07-23     Revised Date:  2014-10-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306979     Medline TA:  Seizure     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cat-Scratch Disease / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Electroencephalography / methods
Epilepsia Partialis Continua / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Frontal Lobe / pathology,  physiology
Erratum In:
Seizure. 2006 Jul;15(5):357
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