Pitfalls of psychogenic non-epileptic status epilepticus


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

Brain Impairment, cilt.13, sa.3, ss.333-338, 2012 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/brimp.2012.30
  • Dergi Adı: Brain Impairment
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.333-338

Özet

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.