John Libbey Eurotext

Complex partial status epilepticus: an unusual presentation Volume 13, numéro 2, Juin 2011

Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, Institute of Psychiatry, Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (IPGMER), Kolkata, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, School of Psychology, Brigantia Building, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, United Kingdom

Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is not uncommon, especially in the elderly population. It can occasionally present as confusion, personality change, coma, subtle motor activity and psychosis, thus causing diagnostic difficulties. We report an unusual case of NCSE which presented as psychosis-like episodes at regular intervals. The confirmation of diagnosis was aided by serial electroencephalography.