John Libbey Eurotext

Faciobrachial dystonic seizures secondary to basal ganglia involvement in anti-LGI1 encephalitis Volume 22, numéro 4, August 2020


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1 Ramaiah Medical College, Department of Neurology, Bangalore, India
* Correspondence: Dr. Rangaiah Pradeep Department of Neurology, Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bengaluru, 560054 India

A 60-year-old man presented with a three-month history of memory disturbances and sudden, paroxysmal, involuntary movements of the face and right upper limb, associated with a tendency to fall. He had multiple such events during the day, each lasting for 1-2 seconds. Examination did not reveal any lateralizing neurological deficits. The sudden-onset, short-lasting, paroxysmal events were suggestive of faciobrachial dystonic seizures. The possibility of autoimmune encephalitis was considered and a [...]