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Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
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PMID:  8857749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fluctuating neurologic symptoms, including confusion, stupor, and convulsions, are common signs in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP). We describe a patient with TTP who had a clinical seizure, intermittent stupor, and a declining course despite aggressive treatment. An EEG showed continuous rhythmic epileptiform discharges, and she improved with anticonvulsants. Fluctuating stupor in TTP has generally been attributed to microvascular occlusive disease, but nonconvulsive status epilepticus is a treatable condition that can cause similar symptoms.
A S Blum; F W Drislane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-27     Completed Date:  1996-11-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1079-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Eye Movements / physiology
Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic / physiopathology*
Status Epilepticus / physiopathology*

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