John Libbey Eurotext

Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the

Tonic status and electrodecremental paroxysms in an adult without epilepsy Volume 13, issue 1, Mars 2011


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Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
  • Key words: tonic status, electrodecremental, meningoencephalitis, adult, stimulus-induced
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2011.0410
  • Page(s) : 99-101
  • Published in: 2011

Electrodecremental status epilepticus is classically described in infants and children with severe refractory epilepsy, mental retardation, and structural brain abnormalities. We describe a 24-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with prolonged tonic status epilepticus which evolved into stimulus-induced diffuse voltage attenuation (SIDVA) pattern in the setting of aseptic meningoencephalitis. There was no history of seizures or further events after recovery. This is the first report of a SIDVA pattern in an adult without a history of epilepsy.