110 Puzzling Cases of Epilepsy by Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter

By Dieter Schmidt, Steven C. Schachter

From pediatric to the aged, from contractible to refractive, epilepsy is an ailment that manifests in lots of kinds and throughout a number demographics. during this attention-grabbing quantity, the writer info a couple of hundred cases the place health and wellbeing care practitioners confronted strange demanding situations in treating the disorder. All features of epilepsy are explored via those situations, from the occasionally complicated preliminary analysis to sufferer responses and remedy tools. during this best-selling brief textual content, the writer additionally offers the teachings realized from those remarkable situations. one hundred ten difficult circumstances in Epilepsy comes in handy for clinical scholars, citizens and all well-being care practitioners, because the practices used to appreciate those circumstances may be utilized to different diagnoses besides.

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Mayo Clin Proc 1991;66:926–9. 22. Andermann F. Epilepsia partialis continua and other seizures arising from the precentral gyrus: high incidence in patients with Rasmussen syndrome and neuronal migration disorders. Brain Dev 1992;14:338–9. 23. Ettinger AB, Krupp LB, Jandorf L. Fatigue and depression in epilepsy. Epilepsia 1994;35 (suppl 8):79. 24. Victoroff JI, Benson DF, Engel J Jr, Grafton S, Mazziotta JC. Interictal depression in patients with medically intractable complex partial seizures: electroencephalography and cerebral metabolic correlates.

Through Special Olympics she goes bowling and skating regularly. Commentary Both patients illustrate that symptomatic and cryptogenic infantile spasms can persist into adulthood, apparently indefinitely. Experts in several recently published textbooks suggest that West syndrome is a disorder of infants only, which is true if persistent hypsarrhythmia is required for the diagnosis. 2 What did we learn from these cases? First, infantile spasms may reappear in adult life. Adults with spasms must be rare and we do not think that spasms begin de novo in adulthood – they always start before the age of 4 years.

Andermann F. Epilepsia partialis continua and other seizures arising from the precentral gyrus: high incidence in patients with Rasmussen syndrome and neuronal migration disorders. Brain Dev 1992;14:338–9. 23. Ettinger AB, Krupp LB, Jandorf L. Fatigue and depression in epilepsy. Epilepsia 1994;35 (suppl 8):79. 24. Victoroff JI, Benson DF, Engel J Jr, Grafton S, Mazziotta JC. Interictal depression in patients with medically intractable complex partial seizures: electroencephalography and cerebral metabolic correlates.

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