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Pediatr Neurol. 2000 Aug;23(2):164-6.

Progressive facial hemiatrophy after epileptic seizures.

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Department of Pediatrics; Akita University School of Medicine;, Akita, Japan.


Intractable complex partial seizures developed in a 3-year-old female with normal intracranial findings on computed tomography. Frontal paramedian band-like depression of the skin gradually developed thereafter, and progressive facial hemiatrophy (Parry-Romberg syndrome) was diagnosed. Computed tomography scanning at 5 years of age revealed multiple parenchymal calcifications and low-density areas in the white matter of the frontoparietal lobes. Epileptic seizures, one of the major neurologic complications of progressive facial hemiatrophy, could precede the succeeding neurocutaneous changes.

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