Epilepsia partialis continua as the presenting symptom in probable sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Taskiran A., Tezer F. I., SAYGI S.

EPILEPTIC DISORDERS, vol.13, no.1, pp.82-87, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1684/epd.2011.0400
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-87
  • Keywords: epilepsia partialis continua, EPC, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, CJD, PLEDs, FEATURES, EEG
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare form of rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Literature survey reveals only four reported cases of CJD with epilepsia partialis continua. Here, we present a review and a case study, with video-EEG sequences and characteristic MRI findings, of a fifth patient who presented with epilepsia partialis continua in the very early stage of the disease and followed a fatal course which was faster than expected. [Published with video sequences]