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Focal epilepsy with ictal abdominal pain: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Italian Journal of Pediatrics, December 2013
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Title
Focal epilepsy with ictal abdominal pain: a case report
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Italian Journal of Pediatrics, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1824-7288-39-76
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Caterina Cerminara, Nadia El Malhany, Denis Roberto, Paolo Curatolo

Abstract

Focal epilepsy with ictal abdominal pain is an unusual partial epilepsy characterized by paroxysmal episodes of abdominal or visceral pain, disturbance of awareness and electroencephalographic abnormalities. We describe a new case of ictal abdominal pain in which gastrointestinal complaints were the only manifestation of seizures and review the previously described pediatric patients. In our patient clinical findings, ictal EEG abnormalities, and a good response to antiepileptic drugs allowed us to make a diagnosis of focal epilepsy with ictal abdominal pain. This is a rare epileptic phenomenon that should be suspected in patients with unexplained paroxysmal abdominal pain and migraine-like symptoms. We suggest that, after the exclusion of more common etiologies, focal epilepsy with ictal abdominal pain should be considered in patients with paroxysmal abdominal pain and ictal EEG abnormalities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 4%
Unknown 23 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 21%
Lecturer 2 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 8%
Librarian 2 8%
Student > Master 2 8%
Other 6 25%
Unknown 5 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 50%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Design 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 29%
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#16,722,190
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#511
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#197,962
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#8
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