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Epilepsia partialis continua as the presenting symptom in probable sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Volume 13, numéro 1, Mars 2011

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  • Epilepsia partialis continua as the presenting symptom in probable sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare form of rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Literature survey reveals only four reported cases of CJD with epilepsia partialis continua. Here, we present a review and a case study, with video-EEG sequences and characteristic MRI findings, of a fifth patient who presented with epilepsia partialis continua in the very early stage of the disease and followed a fatal course which was faster than expected. [Published with video sequences]