Complex partial status epilepticus in paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis

Shawn J. Kile, Jane C. Kim, Masud Seyal

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Abstract

Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis (PLE) results from tumor-related autoimmune mediated inflammation and degeneration of the mesial temporal structures. Cognitive and behavioral changes and seizures occur in PLE. Seizures are an uncommon presenting symptom of PLE occurring in 6 of 50 patients in one series. We present a report of complex partial status epilepticus (CPSE) as the presentation of PLE with anti-neuronal antibodies and improvement in mental status following treatment of seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-174
Number of pages3
JournalClinical EEG and Neuroscience
Volume38
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2007

Keywords

  • Complex partial status epilepticus
  • Electroencephalography
  • MRI
  • Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis
  • Seizures
  • Video-EEG telemetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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