Focal Epilepsy in a Teenager With Facial Atrophy and Hair Loss

Stephen W. English, Mai Lan Ho, Megha M Tollefson, Lily Wong-Kisiel

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There is increasing evidence to demonstrate that Parry-Romberg syndrome and linear scleroderma en coup de sabre are both forms of linear scleroderma, representing localized autoimmune conditions affecting the skin, eyes, brain, and surrounding tissues. We present a case highlighting the clinical presentation of a 12-year-old boy with focal seizures and physical examination findings of facial atrophy and hair loss. This article reviews the literature related to the presentation, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Parry-Romberg syndrome and linear scleroderma en coupe de sabre with focus on the significant correlation with neurologic disease, particularly seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Neurology
StateAccepted/In press - 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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