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Ventricular tachycardia manifested as tonic seizure.
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PMID:  22520584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Nonepileptic seizures are sudden changes in behavior that resemble epileptic seizures but are not associated with the typical neurophysiological changes that characterize epileptic seizures. Cardiovascular disorders may cause loss of consciousness complicated by abnormal movements due to generalized cerebral hypoxia, leading to the initial impression of seizure. We report a case where a patient suffered from frequent loss of consciousness together with generalized tonic postures manifesting as leg extension, arm flexion or extension and upward gazing. These episodes were confirmed to be nonepileptic and caused by ventricular tachycardia.
Hsiu-Ching Yin; Meng-Ni Wu; Chun-Hung Chen; Poyin Huang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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