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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

A case of post-leptospirosis autoimmune epilepsy presenting with sleep-related hypermotor seizures Volume 19, numéro 4, December 2017

Vidéo

  • A case of post-leptospirosis autoimmune epilepsy presenting with sleep-related hypermotor seizures

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Auteurs
Department of Neurology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India
* Correspondence Siby Gopinath Department of Neurology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala 682041, India
  • Mots-clés : autoimmune encephalitis, autoimmune epilepsy, leptospirosis, sleep-related hypermotor seizures
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2017.0941
  • Page(s) : 456-60
  • Année de parution : 2017

This video-illustrated case report concerns a 49-year-old woman who presented with sleep-related hypermotor seizures. The antecedent history of leptospirosis, high frequency of new-onset seizures, presence of an unclassified anti-neuronal antibody, and dramatic response to steroids strongly supported post-infectious immune-mediated pathogenesis in our patient. To the best of our knowledge, post-leptospirosis autoimmune epilepsy presenting as sleep-related hypermotor seizures has not hitherto been reported. [Published with video sequence on www.epilepticdisorders.com].