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Should we think of Urbach-Wiethe disease in refractory epilepsy? Case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22795383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Urbach-Wiethe disease (UWD) is an autosomal recessive disease characterized by both neurological and dermatological manifestations. Face specially eyelids are commonly involved. Alopecia, nail dystrophy and dental anomalies have been reported as less frequent symptoms. Some patients show evidences of epilepsy and psychiatric symptoms such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, and anxiety due to calcium deposits in different parts of the brain. In this report, we describe the case of a young woman affected by UWD presenting with neurological involvements and no dermatological manifestations. This patient is a unique case of UWD as she has partial seizures and hoarseness. Also we summarize relevant data from the literature.
Authors:
Hossein Ghelichnia Omrani; Masih Tajdini; Babak Ghelichnia; Seyed Mohammad Reza Hosseini; Abbas Tafakhori; Elham Rahimian; Vajiheh Aghamollaii
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the neurological sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-5883     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375403     Medline TA:  J Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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