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Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Mar;17(3):420-5. doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.01.008. Epub 2010 Feb 13.

Catatonia in encephalitis and nonconvulsive seizures: a case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Neurology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65212, USA. sahayak@missouri.edu

Abstract

A 20-year-old woman was admitted for psychosis. On further investigation, she was found to be have viral encephalitis and generalized nonconvulsive seizures. After the seizures were controlled, she remained in a prolonged catatonic state. Repeated intravenous benzodiazepine administration, improved her cognition dramatically. This case emphasizes that catatonia may occur after encephalitis and nonconvulsive seizures.

PMID:
20153983
DOI:
10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.01.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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