Status epilepticus presenting as progressive dysphasia

J T Murchison, R J Sellar, A J Steers, Robin Sellar

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Abstract / Description of output

Status epilepticus is usually a straightforward diagnosis when a patient has two or more seizures without regaining consciousness. However, when status is non-convulsive and, in particular, has a temporal lobe flavour the clinical presentation may be misleading. Presentation with automatic or psychic behaviour is well recorded. We report a patient with nonconvulsive status who presented with progressive dysphasia with widespread CT and MRI changes. The dysphasia and imaging changes led to a diagnosis of a probable neoplastic brain process but reversed with anticonvulsant treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-9
Number of pages2
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1995

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Adult
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Aphasia
  • Brain Diseases
  • Cysts
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electroencephalography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Temporal Lobe
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


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