Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Tonic-clonic seizures, and persistent abdominal pain - Case Reports

The first case for this issue's discussion is one of a young man with a history of involuntary jerks and photosensitivity (1:20). Several more seizures followed his initial presentation with a general tonic-clonic seizure. A number of examinations were done including an MR scan and EEG - (link)

Case two involves a 69-yo woman who developed non-convulsive status epilepticus, having been examined as a gastroenterology inpatient for abdominal pain (22:20). A positive PCR for Whipple’s disease in stools and saliva, but negative in the CSF, prompted further testing - (link)

The case reports discussion is hosted by Prof. Martin Turner (1), who is joined by Dr. Ruth Wood (2) and Dr. Xin You Tai (3) for a group examination of the features of each presentation, followed by a step-by-step walkthrough of how the diagnosis was made. These case reports and many others can be found in the February 2024 issue of the journal.

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(1) Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, and Consultant Neurologist at John Radcliffe Hospital.
(2) Neurology Registrar, University Hospitals Sussex.
(3) Clinical Academic Fellow, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford University, and Neurology Specialty registrar, Oxford University Hospital. 

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