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Neurocase. 2009 Aug;15(4):352-6. doi: 10.1080/13554790902971158. Epub 2009 Jun 18.

Seizures in corticobasal degeneration: a case report.

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  • 1University of California Department of Neurology Box 0114 400 Parnassus Ave, 8th Floor Neurology Clinic San Franciso, CA 94143-0114, USA. vanja.douglas@ucsf.edu

Abstract

Seizures are relatively common in Alzheimer disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. To our knowledge, however, there have been no reports of seizures associated with corticobasal degeneration (CBD). We describe a patient with brain biopsy features suggestive of CBD whose course was complicated by complex partial seizures with secondary generalization. Thus, the occurrence of seizures in a patient with dementia should not exclude the diagnosis of CBD.

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