The AA: present the electroclinical longitudinal study of two children which showed at the age respectively of 4 years 5 months and 8 years 11 months a peculiar status characterized by the appearance of aphasia, functional deficit involving right arm, and the complete loss of any social behaviour with frequent attacks of aggressiveness and anger. The resulting picture evokes a relatively acute and severe psychiatric status. The repeated EEG polygraphic records permitted to recognise that the status was sustained by the subcontinuous recurrence of brief partial seizures involving the left parieto-temporal regions. The treatment with gamma-globulin and ACTH started respectively 2 and 4 months after onset, resulted in a complete recovery. The two children actually 10 and 12 years old are neuropsychologically normal, seizures free in spite of the treatment stop. These observations constitute an example of long lasting idiopathic partial complex status with psychic symptomatology with favourable outcome.

Acute aphasia and psychosis: A peculiar type of partial complex epileptic status with favourable outcome (Conference Paper) [AFASIA E PSICOSI ACUTE: UNA FORMA PARTICOLARE DI STATO DI MALE PARZIALE AD EVOLUZIONE FAVOREVOLE]

DALLA BERNARDINA, Bernardo;DARRA, Francesca
1992

Abstract

The AA: present the electroclinical longitudinal study of two children which showed at the age respectively of 4 years 5 months and 8 years 11 months a peculiar status characterized by the appearance of aphasia, functional deficit involving right arm, and the complete loss of any social behaviour with frequent attacks of aggressiveness and anger. The resulting picture evokes a relatively acute and severe psychiatric status. The repeated EEG polygraphic records permitted to recognise that the status was sustained by the subcontinuous recurrence of brief partial seizures involving the left parieto-temporal regions. The treatment with gamma-globulin and ACTH started respectively 2 and 4 months after onset, resulted in a complete recovery. The two children actually 10 and 12 years old are neuropsychologically normal, seizures free in spite of the treatment stop. These observations constitute an example of long lasting idiopathic partial complex status with psychic symptomatology with favourable outcome.
Aphasia; Epileptic status
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