John Libbey Eurotext

Super-refractory status epilepticus related to COVID-19 in a paediatric patientwith PRRT2 mutation Volume 23, issue 6, December 2021

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1 Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Service, Hospital Clínico San Borja Arriarán, Santiago, Chile
2 Pediatric Department, Central Campus, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
3 Department of Neurology, Hospital de Pediatría Prof Dr. Juan P Garrahan. Buenos Aires, Argentina
* Correspondence: Diane Vergara Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Service, Hospital Clínico San Borja Arriarán, Pediatric Department, Central Campus, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Avenida Santa Rosa 1234, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, 8360160, Chile

Neurological manifestations affect more than 35% of patients with COVID-19 [1], but are rare in children [2], and its association with status epilepticus (SE) is being increasingly documented [3, 4]. We report a case of super-refractory status epilepticus (SRSE) as the initial presentation of COVID-19 in a paediatric patient with an unusually severe phenotype associated with PRRT2 mutation.The patient was a 14-year-old girl, without a family history of neurological conditions or consanguinity. She [...]