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Subacute encephalopathy with seizures in alcoholism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12566238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Generalised seizures are a common manifestation of acute alcohol intoxication. Alcohol is known to precipitate generalised seizures in patients with focal brain pathology. A rare case of secondarily generalised seizures precipitated by alcohol in a patient without an underlying focal brain lesion is reported. Electroencephalopgraphy (EEG) showed periodic lateralised epileptiform discharges (PLEDs) on the side contralateral to the focal motor fits.
Authors:
Jayanthi Mani; S Sitajayalakshmi; Rupam Borgohain; S Mohandas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seizure : the journal of the British Epilepsy Association     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1059-1311     ISO Abbreviation:  Seizure     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-04     Completed Date:  2003-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306979     Medline TA:  Seizure     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  126-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, India. jmani@satyam.net.in
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Alcoholism / complications*,  physiopathology
Brain / pathology,  physiopathology
Brain Diseases / complications*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Electroencephalography
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Male
Middle Aged
Seizures / etiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology

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