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The prolonged QT syndrome presenting as epilepsy: a report of two cases and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8058139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prolonged QT syndrome is associated with ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden death. We report two patients and review eight previously reported cases of this syndrome, presenting as epilepsy. The average age at the time of the first convulsion was 4.7 years. Episodes were often infrequent, and the time to correct diagnosis ranged from 1 to 28 years. Only one-half the patients had histories suggestive of a familial syndrome. Presyncopal complaints and "lifelessness" prior to seizure activity were common findings in retrospect. Beta-blockade was effective in preventing recurrences in all patients who received treatment.
S V Pacia; O Devinsky; D J Luciano; B Vazquez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-12     Completed Date:  1994-09-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1408-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, New York University, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Epilepsy / diagnosis*
Long QT Syndrome / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Seizures / etiology*
Comment In:
Neurology. 1996 Apr;46(4):1188   [PMID:  8780130 ]

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