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Epileptic Disorders

The Educational Journal of the International League Against Epilepsy

Myoclonus relieved by carbamazepine in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis Volume 8, numéro 1, March 2006


Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Ankara, Turkey
  • Mots-clés : SSPE, myoclonus, carbamazepine, measles, subacute sclerosing panancephalitis
  • Page(s) : 77-80
  • Année de parution : 2006

A 20-year-old woman with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, bedridden because of dystonic posturing and very frequent myoclonic involuntary movements, improved dramatically with carbamazepine. The favorable effect of the carbamazepine on myoclonus was demonstrated by discontinuing and reintroducing carbamazepine, and videoing the consequent reappearance and disappearance of the myoclonus.[Published with video sequences]