Recurrent nonconvulsive status epilepticus in a patient with progressive left hemispheric leukoencephalopathy after a remote viral meningoencephalitis

Ya Ju Lin, Chiening Lo, Sho Jen Cheng, Chao Liang Chou, I. Hung Hseuh

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Abstract

Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE), defined as changes in behavior and/or mental processes from baseline with continuous epileptiform discharges, remains a diagnostic and treatment challenge. Here, we present a 68-year-old female who developed 3 episodes of NCSE 10. years after a viral meningoencephalitis which gradually progressed to left hemispheric leukoencephalopathy. In this case, we hypothesize that immune-mediated mechanisms and perhaps genetic predisposition played a role in epileptogenesis, and these will be discussed.This article is part of a Special Issue entitled "Status Epilepticus".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalEpilepsy and Behavior
Volume49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • EEG
  • Epileptiform discharge
  • Leukoencephalopathy
  • MRI
  • Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE)
  • Postencephalitic epilepsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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