CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · International Journal of Epilepsy 2018; 05(02): 110-111
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676560
Technical Note
Indian Epilepsy Society

Teaching Electroencephalography: Persistent Altered Sensorium with Ominous Appearing Electroencephalographic Activity

Delon D'Souza
1  Department of Neurology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Sarjapura Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
,
Gosala R. K. Sarma
1  Department of Neurology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Sarjapura Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
,
Elizabeth V. T.
1  Department of Neurology, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Sarjapura Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Publication History

Received: 08 October 2018

Accepted after revision: 10 October 2018

Publication Date:
07 January 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

A 51-year-old man presented with persistent altered sensorium following a seizure. His magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed features of focal encephalitis involving the left temporal, parietal, and occipital regions. His electroencephalogram (EEG) showed ongoing epileptiform discharges over the left hemisphere. This article discusses dilemmas in the diagnosis of nonconvulsive status epilepticus in such a case scenario.