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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

Intractable ictal vomiting: a new form of reflex epilepsy? Volume 19, numéro 2, June 2017

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  • Intractable ictal vomiting: a new form of reflex epilepsy?

Illustrations

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Auteurs
1 St Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, New Delhi - Neurology, Delhi
2 Fortis Malar Hospital - Neurology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
3 Metropolis Labs, Kochi, Kerala - Lab Medicine, Kochi, India
* Correspondence: Sachin Sureshbabu St Stephen's Hospital, Tis Hazari, New Delhi - Neurology, Delhi, India
  • Mots-clés : ictal vomiting, interictal epileptiform discharge, valproate, focal seizure, impairment of consciousness
  • DOI : 10.1684/epd.2017.0917
  • Page(s) : 212-6
  • Année de parution : 2017

In this description of the clinical course of a young female with persistent and protracted vomiting along with occasional loss of consciousness and subtle motor manifestations, the differential diagnosis is debated. The epileptic origin of her symptoms was substantiated by the presence of interictal epileptiform discharges and dramatic response to valproate monotherapy. Possible lobar localizations are discussed with the support of existing literature on this rare ictal manifestation [Published with video sequence on www.epilepticdisorders.com].