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An unusually late presentation of polycystic kidney disease with epilepsia partialis continua

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PGCJ Nanayakkara ,

University Medical Unit, Teaching Hospital, Galle, LK
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KD Pathirana,

University Medical Unit, Teaching Hospital, Galle, LK
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LAA Abeywickrema

University Medical Unit, Teaching Hospital, Galle, LK
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Abstract

Epilepsia partialis continua (EPC) is a condition in which persistent focal motor clonic seizures occur at least for 60 minutes, but often for hours, days or even up to years1,2. EPC is a form of partial status epilepticus3, usually with preserved consciousness2. It can be associated with many factors4 such as cerebral neoplasia, cortical dysplasias, infections, vascular diseases, trauma, and metabolic causes. It may sometimes be idiopathic5. We report a 55 yearold patient who presented with persistent focal fits despite antiepileptic treatment due to uraemic encephalopathy caused by previously undiagnosed polycystic kidney disease.  

DOI: 10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1185

Galle Medical Journal Vol.14(1) 2009 76-78

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1185
How to Cite: Nanayakkara, P., Pathirana, K. & Abeywickrema, L., (2009). An unusually late presentation of polycystic kidney disease with epilepsia partialis continua. Galle Medical Journal. 14(1), pp.76–78. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1185
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Published on 08 Oct 2009.
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