A case of seizures, orofacial dyskinesias, and peripheral neuropathy

Carlos Singer, Spiridon Papapetropoulos

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CASE PRESENTATION A 31-year-old woman presented to us with a 7-year history of neurological complaints. She was a product of a normal, but somewhat difficult birth, and during the first year of her life she had experienced febrile seizures. At the age of 24 years she experienced the first grand-mal seizure of her adult life. She was not aware of any other seizures, with the possible exception of a single episode of a metallic taste and a few staring spells. She was subsequently placed on successive antiepileptics (including phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, and gabapentin) that she had to discontinue due to side-effects (i.e. drowsiness, allergic skin reactions, elevated liver enzymes). Finally she was placed on sodium valproate that was well tolerated at a dose of 750 mg/day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMovement Disorders
Subtitle of host publication100 Instructive Cases
PublisherCRC Press
Pages83-87
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780203008454
ISBN (Print)1841845248, 9781841845241
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Dyskinesias
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Seizures
Taste Disorders
Febrile Seizures
Birth Order
Sleep Stages
Carbamazepine
Valproic Acid
Phenytoin
Phenobarbital
Anticonvulsants
Hypersensitivity
Skin
Liver
Enzymes
gabapentin

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  • Medicine(all)

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Singer, C., & Papapetropoulos, S. (2008). A case of seizures, orofacial dyskinesias, and peripheral neuropathy. In Movement Disorders: 100 Instructive Cases (pp. 83-87). CRC Press.

A case of seizures, orofacial dyskinesias, and peripheral neuropathy. / Singer, Carlos; Papapetropoulos, Spiridon.

Movement Disorders: 100 Instructive Cases. CRC Press, 2008. p. 83-87.

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Singer, C & Papapetropoulos, S 2008, A case of seizures, orofacial dyskinesias, and peripheral neuropathy. in Movement Disorders: 100 Instructive Cases. CRC Press, pp. 83-87.
Singer C, Papapetropoulos S. A case of seizures, orofacial dyskinesias, and peripheral neuropathy. In Movement Disorders: 100 Instructive Cases. CRC Press. 2008. p. 83-87
Singer, Carlos ; Papapetropoulos, Spiridon. / A case of seizures, orofacial dyskinesias, and peripheral neuropathy. Movement Disorders: 100 Instructive Cases. CRC Press, 2008. pp. 83-87
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