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Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease presenting as nonconvulsive status epilepticus case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20430517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is the most common transmissible human spongiform encephalopathy. Seizures and status epilepticus (SE) are an uncommon finding in CJD. We report a 64-year-old woman with rapid cognitive decline who had electroencephalographic (EEG) changes suggestive of nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). She was later diagnosed with sporadic CJD (sCJD). We also reviewed the literature for published cases on this topic. MEDLINE was employed to identify all published reports of CJD and SE. We identified 8 references with a total of 12 cases with CJD and NCSE. sCJD should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any patient who presents with rapid cognitive decline and EEG changes consistent with status epilepticus.
Patricio S Espinosa; Meriem K Bensalem-Owen; Dominic B Fee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1872-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-07     Completed Date:  2010-09-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  537-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40536-0284, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety Disorders / etiology,  psychology
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Syndrome / complications*,  psychology
Hypertension / etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Status Epilepticus / etiology*
Urinary Tract Infections / complications

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