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
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780203008454
ISBN (Print)1841845248, 9781841845241
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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