Nonconvulsive status epilepticus in a patient with mental status changes

Z. K. Wszolek, D. R. Chabolla, F. A. Rubino

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Abstract

We report a case of nonconvulsive status epilepticus presenting as recurring episodes of altered mental status before and after bone marrow transplantation for multiple myeloma. Early recognition of nonconvulsive status epilepticus as a cause of altered mental status is important, because prompt treatment with anti-epileptic medications may improve neurologic outcome. EEG is the essential diagnostic test in the evaluation of the disturbance of the level of consciousness in patients undergoing the transplantation procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-141
Number of pages6
JournalNeurodiagnostic Journal
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Bone marrow transplantation
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Neurological complications
  • Nonconvulsive status epilepticus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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