Pitfalls of psychogenic non-epileptic status epilepticus


KARATAS H., TEZER F. I. , DERİCİOĞLU N., SAYGI S.

Brain Impairment, vol.13, no.3, pp.333-338, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/brimp.2012.30
  • Journal Name: Brain Impairment
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-338

Abstract

Objectives and Background: In patients with medically refractory seizures 20-30% do not have epilepsy, and the majority are diagnosed with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES). Almost one-third of this group has a prolonged episode that is termed as PNES status epilepticus (PNES-SE). The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of patients with (1) PNES-SE only and (2) PNES-SE with concurrent epileptic seizures.