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Marfan's syndrome, recurrent complex partial status epilepticus and myoclonus: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3396203     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 26 year-old mentally retarded woman suffering from Marfan's syndrome and epileptic seizures presented weekly recurrent complex partial status epilepticus for two years, and myoclonus at rest. A marked increase of the myoclonic jerks and transient signs of cerebellar dysfunction followed each occurrence of the status epilepticus. Myoclonus could be interpreted as: 1) a permanent neurologic consequence of primary CNS disorders or secondary to disorders of the connective tissue, 2) a persistent post-ictal sequela sustained by recurrence of complex partial status, or 3) an additional consequence of both brain disorders due to Marfan's syndrome and recurrence of complex partial status epilepticus. The case report raises the possibility that recurrence of complex partial status for a long period may be a risk factor of permanent neurologic deficit, especially in already brain damaged patients.
G Ambrosetto; P Tinuper; C A Tassinari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical EEG (electroencephalography)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0009-9155     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Electroencephalogr     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-08-26     Completed Date:  1988-08-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236454     Medline TA:  Clin Electroencephalogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Marfan Syndrome / complications*
Myoclonus / complications*
Status Epilepticus / complications*,  diagnosis

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