John Libbey Eurotext

Cobalamin deficiency triggering de novo status epilepticus Volume 16, issue 1, March 2014

Department of Neurology, Saint Andrew's General Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece
* Correspondence: Andreas A. Argyriou Department of Neurology, Saint Andrew's State General Hospital of Patras, 26335, Patras, Greece

Cobalamin deficiency is included in the spectrum of very uncommon underlying causes of status epilepticus (SE) and the literature contains very few such cases. We herein report a case of unusual presentation of cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency with de novo SE with the intention to bolster the argument that a de novo manifestation of SE due to cobalamin deficiency might not be that uncommon. We also support the importance of prompt identification and treatment of the underlying causes of SE, particularly those which are uncommon.